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Arguing in front of children

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(KTVI) - It's no surprise that arguments will arise between family members, but is it ever okay to argue in front of the kids?

Psychotherapist Dr. Russell Hyken talks about the affects arguing has on children, when it's appropriate to argue in front of them, and when it's not.

DEFINE ACCEPTABLE ARGUING
-parents should be aware of what they are arguing about and where they arguing.
-certain topics should be avoided...intimacy, money, addiction or how to raise the kids should only occur in private.
- Model appropriate communication strategies.
-end arguments properly.