This reveals the inner conflict of divorce and parental conflict experienced by the child. This speaks to the importance of how parents communicate in front of the child. An important point to remember is that the child is a part of both parents. When one criticizes the other parent-the child is being criticized. How sad for the child to hear that they should have never met! Basically, that means the child would not have been created? How does one reconcile that concept?. Parental conflict should be handled in private.