Divorce is hard on the entire family. Splitting up a family and figuring out how to continue to co-parent harmoniously is a hard task. Most adults going through divorce experience a range of emotions from anger, to sadness, to regret. If a mature adult experiences difficulty while going through the divorce process, imagine what it is like for a child. Children lack the emotional maturity to control their responses, and can act out when they don’t understand certain situations.
In order to make sure your children come through your divorce as unaffected as possible, there are some things both parents can do. Tips on how to help kids cope with their parents’ divorce include:
● Talk openly with your kids and make sure they know they are loved and completely without fault regarding the divorce.
How well the parents work together regarding issues involving their kids.
● Develop a Plan B for parenting days days, in case the visiting parent is unable to abide by schedule parenting days.
● Be flexible. If your ex has a family function during a time when you would normally have the children, agree to swap so your kids can continue their relationship with the extended family on the other side.
● Ask for help when you need it, whether from a family member or friend.
Most importantly, avoid engaging in arguments with your ex in front of the children. Just as important is the idea that you refrain from trying to get your kids to take a side. Divorce is an adult situation and should be kept between the adults without involving the children. Our team of family law professionals is here to to help you make the choice works best your family.
For answers to your questions about how to help kids cope with divorce, consult a qualified legal professional. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call the Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.