Demographic Doom Podcast

63. Post-Nuclear Family: Insulating Children from Parental Disputes (8 min)

July 16, 2021

As an addendum to the previous episode, Glenn Campbell provides a 6th reason that parents should not live with their children in the post-nuclear family: It insulates the children from the parents' disputes. The children's household is governed by rules established and enforced by the adults. With multiple parents, there are bound to be disputes on matters of policy and on specific conflicts. These should be debated and resolved outside the hearing of the children, which is less likely if multiple parents are living in the house. Children should also be insulated from the ups and downs of their parents' personal relationships. Under the traditional nuclear family, divorce or open conflict between the parents can be devastating to the children. In the post-nuclear family, a divorce among the parents would have little impact on the kids. They'll still see both parents, but maybe not on at the same time. — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the YouTube version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to resources: j.mp/dd_disputes [ep 63, 16 July 2021]

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