Children want and need to have a relationship with BOTH parents. In this ‘artwork’ one parent is nondescript and separate from other family members. From the standpoint of the child, each family member is important. No one is ‘crop-able’. Supporting the parent-child relationship with each parent is important to the child.
# 478, Are Family Members Cropable?
A heart wrenching portrayal of parental ‘Devorce” for one child. The red heart at eye level of the individual stands out the most. Who is the person taking a very large knife to the ‘heart’ of the tree. Is this a child sharing their experience of emotional hurt? Or, is this artist depicting a parent taking a knife to the emotional heart of the child? Numerous jagged edges appear throughout the tree branches indicating aggressiveness. What is this child artist revealing with this artwork? Is this child able to spend time with both parents? There are many questions without answers with this startling artwork.
#566, I Hate Devorce.
A large knife across the entire page sets the tone for this thought. Perhaps, the ransom style note indicates anonymity as the child is unable to express how they feel to either parent. How does a child reconcile mean statements about their co-parent? Divorce is between the parents and about the child. Hopefully, someone will allow this child to share their emotional experiences about parental divorce.
#565, Cut in Half
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This mom outlines why shared parenting is best for her boys. Family court in her state supports shared parenting. Imagine, if she proceeded with excluding her co-parent. What would their boys have missed out on? What emotions would this father experience in being left out? Think about the lost experiences and memories, for each family member. Thankfully, this parent made choices in the best interest of their children. Read her story and gain insight in how she experienced a change of heart.