The process of divorce is difficult and painful for all involved, including the children. Recently, the divorced parents of a 10-year-old girl made headlines in New Hampshire newspapers. The former couple’s dispute involved homeschooling versus public school. The girl lives primarily with her mother, who home-schooled her daughter until a court ordered that the girl attend public school. The girl’s home lessons included Bible study and other religious teachings.
In this case, the judge decided attending public school would be better for the girl. The court considered this outcome in the best interest of the child.
When disputes arise between divorced couples, especially involving children, it can set up a win-lose scenario. This sometimes means that children are caught in the middle of warring parents with a judge making a decision about the children.