Kids watch their parents all the time, and we are role models whether we’re conscious of it or not. To behave boorishly, antisocially or abusively in front of children does more harm than most parents realize. Talk is cheap. We have to model appropriate behavior if we are to expect it of our children. [Source: http://www.empoweringparents.com ]
As usual, it all comes back to the children and the harm being done them by a parent who tries to alienate the children from the other parent. Growing up in an environment of drama, lies, non-visitation, repeated Court proceedings ….. How can it not affect the children?