6:07 am April 19, 2010, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
Have you ever asked your kids about their mom or dad’s new love interest?
According to some court documents it looks like Shaquille O’Neal did.
In this case, the disparagement allegedly took the form of Shaq grilling his kids for information concerning their mother’s new man. In fact, the court documents claim that O’Neal pushed his children “to the point that they felt intimidated and scared of him.” What’s more, Shaunie claims that Shaq told their six-year-old son to send a message to Marlon Yates that he was “going to kill him”, yelling at the boy “Say it now! My daddy is going to kill you!”
So, I think we can all agree that it’s not OK for a parent to ask their child to deliver a threat to the new boyfriend/girlfriend, but is OK to ask questions about the new love interest?
What kinds of questions are allowable (if any)? What would be out of bounds?
Do you really want to know what your ex is up to or is it just hurtful?
Do you ask your kids if the other parent is asking about you? Do you tell them not to tell what’s going on in your house?
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