The media coverage about divorce frequently emphasizes the negative aspect of the impact of divorce on children. Everything you read seems intent on making you feel like a bad parent because you are getting a divorce. It is important to know that although divorce can be hard for children, it does have benefits as well.
- Happy homes. There are lots of studies about the way divorce affects children but very little about the effect of raising a child in a home full of conflict where parents fight all the time, but don’t get a divorce. Being raised in the middle of strife is damaging to children. Living in constant anxiety with two people who are unhappy takes a huge toll on a child. When you divorce, your child is removed from constant conflict and spends time with two parents who are happier and able to focus on the positives.
- Choices matter. Parents who divorce show their children that taking control of your life and empowering yourself to be happy is important. When you take steps to create positive changes in your life, you’re teaching your children that they can and should do the same thing in their own lives.
- Compromise works. Parents who are able to settle their divorces demonstrate that most conflicts can be resolved in a non-violent and reasonable way. Compromise is an essential tool your child needs in his or her life.
- Strength. Divorce is challenging for parents and children, but when you and children get through it, your child learns that he or she can overcome adversity and move through hard times. Getting through a divorce can bring you and your child closer as well.
The Sampair Group handles divorce and family law cases with sensitivity and attention to detail. Call us today in Maricopa County, Arizona to schedule a consultation about your case.