05/15/2013 05:01 pm ET Updated May 15, 2013

Parenting After Divorce: Minnesota Judge's Profound Advice For Divorced Parents


When you're in the middle of divorce and exhausted by arguments with your ex and meetings with your attorney, it's a sad reality that you're sometimes distracted from what really matters: your kids' welfare.

That's why we were so impressed when we stumbled upon the stern words Minnesota judge Michael Haas had for one couple involved in a particularly difficult divorce case nearly two decades ago.

The advice, which Imgur user Ddniuk recently shared, originally appeared in a 1994 "Dear Abby column," and has been circulated in multiple publications since -- but good parenting advice is good parenting advice, as far as we're concerned.

Read Haas' words of wisdom below:

divorcing parents.

Have truer words ever been spoken? Tell us what you think of this advice in the comments, then click through the slideshow below for more real talk on post-divorce parenting from HuffPost Divorce experts.

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