Studies have shown that "constructive" marital fights can boost children's emotional security, ability to cope and problem-solving skills, but some experts still believe that such arguments should be kept away from the children. "If [parents] are going to have disagreements, they should do that in private as much as possible," AAP President Thomas McInerny said. Child psychologist Kirsten Cullen Sharma recommends setting an anger limit for parental arguments that take place when children are present.

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