Superstars and big name celebrities many times fail to get relationships right, but that does not mean there are not lessons to be learned from Hollywood. For example, the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes shows how important it is to agree on core values such as religion. Another frequent issue that arises in not only celebrity divorce, but can also appear in an everyday divorce is that of how to tell the kids their parents are splitting. Often times when a famous couple calls it quits an announcement is made along the lines of “remaining devoted to co-parenting” and efforts are made to get along for the sake of the children.
One star has recently taken this promise to heart, and vows to raise her kids “right”. Actress Drew Barrymore has had anything but a traditional upbringing, and sometimes this has landed her in the hot seat for less than appropriate behavior. But her divorce from husband Will Kopelman has opened the eyes of the ever evolving actress and from that case we can take these three child rearing tips:
• Happiness is the key; a happy parent leads to a happy child.
• Consistent behavior is a must, without a schedule or some form of consistent expectations kid can easily become confused. We all like to know what is coming next, and when a child’s world is changed by divorce it is beneficial to keep as many things the same as possible.
• Protecting your kids by showing them their parents remain dedicated to their well-being is important. When children feel they matter and have a voice in the family, their sense of security is increased.
Of course every family is different and figuring out what works best for your family may take some trial and error. Our goal is to help you find and implement legal solutions that work for you, and that make sense for your kids. If you have questions about issues relating to children and divorce, call us for answers. We put the best interests of your children first and work with you to develop a case strategy designed to get the results you need.
If you have questions about 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.