Sometimes, I may struggle to accept the reality of the separation. Show me that you're open to my questions, even if they make you uncomfortable.
And Please, Please:
Don't ask me to choose sides.
Spare me the details of your legal proceedings.
Give me privacy when I'm on the phone with the other parent.
Don't cross-examine me afterward.
I am not your messenger.
Don't ever ask me to lie to either parent.
Listen to me when I have something to say.
No guilt trips, no matter what.
Don't spoil me, even if you feel guilty.