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Unhappy parents can raise happy children, if they both take care to protect them from the fallout.

Yes, that's possible (and I suspect it was even the norm in times when arranged marriages were the norm), but parents often assume that children don't notice when they do.

Like the catholics say, you shouldn't lie to children; unless you want them to grow up as hypocrites.

Another possibility is for the child to 'rebel' at an earlier age and protect itself by creating an emotional distance from the parents. Whether that's good or bad on the long term, I don't know.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Nov 5th, 2012 at 06:01:40 AM EST
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