DEAR DEIDRE: WORKING as a primary school teacher, I regularly witness the damaging effect warring parents have on their children.

I’m a woman of 51. You can often sense when a child’s parents are fighting because they often become withdrawn or disruptive.

This affects everything from their learning to their friendships.

It’s so sad to see. Do you have any resources I can give to parents to help them?

DEIDRE SAYS: Unfortunately, so many couples are so blindsided by their complaints with their partner, they lose sight of their children’s needs.

But parents can sep­ar­ate respectfully, if they can agree to put their differ­ences aside when making childcare decisions and truly bear in mind what is best for their child.

Get in touch with the Dear Deidre team

Every problem gets a personal reply from one of our trained councillors.

Send an email to [email protected]

You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.

I have sent you my supp­ort pack When Parents Fall Out which explains more.

Separating parents can also contact Family Lives (familylives.org.uk, 0808 800 2222), who can answer any worries they might have.

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