Q. What happens if the non-custodial parent is restricted in terms of access? Doesn’t that cause conflict with the method?
A. Initially its possible confusion may occur but the method will in fact assist the child to manage the situation.
It’s not the method that will cause the conflict; the cause of the disharmony is the influences within the family home, such as the tone of voice used when speaking about the absent parent.
It is very important that the child believes that they are unconditionally loved by both parents, whether it is true or not, even if the other parent has died or established another family unit.
The needs of the child are paramount so even if there is great disharmony between the parents. The parent presenting the method is urged to include the other parent in the Statement.
The method is about reinforcing the sense of self-worth and self-confidence and a positive self-esteem belief that of unconditional love.
Since the child receives his/her self-image from both parents, the parent is urged to overcome their own biases for the sake of the child.