How do parents’ fights affect children?

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“Do not fight in front of your children” is one piece of advice every young parent gets. There are so many parenting workshops, books, and articles, preaching the same thing. Even though so many people are aware of this basic parenting fact, how many can actually follow? I am sure, many of you reading this blog right now have faced a situation wherein you have felt absolutely helpless, while your parents were throwing daggers at each other in front of you.