LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- A High Court judge in England told an “insensitive” father that he must stop emailing his children in all capital letters because it looks like he is yelling at them.
The Israeli father is in a custody dispute involving his 13-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter. During the dispute, the children have been moving back and forth between England and Israel.
The judge ordered that the father’s old style of emails, which were "equivalent to him shouting,” needed to be improved upon with the help of a family assistance officer.
"He needs help to make his messages appropriate and child friendly,” the judge said. "There's nothing worse than an email suggestive that the sender is shouting at you."
Due to the communications problems, the relationship between the children and their father will be restored "at a distance."
The parents of the children also need to work on their communications skills.
"It is all about respect and a willingness to start again in the process of trying to interact as parents in a way which will enhance rather than harm their children,” the judge said. "I wish them every success in that endeavor."