If you’re divorcing with children in 2021, this is the blog for you! No good parent wants to see their child unhappy and getting divorced is what it is – a sad situation. However, there are tips you can implement that make this situation run a little more smoothly for your children. Our divorce attorneys in Mid-Missouri are here to give you a few helpful tips for making a divorce with children WORK in this week’s blog. If you’d like to speak with an experienced divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call today at 573-346-9990 for your consultation, the first one is free.
Helpful Tips For Making a Divorce With Children WORK
BE THERE FOR YOUR KIDS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
It can be uncomfortable to be around your ex-spouse but it’s even more so important to be present for your child during this challenging time. It’s not your child’s fault that you and your spouse did not work out. Don’t let your negative actions or actions of avoidance be taken out on your child. Kids remember who was there for extracurricular activities and it’s important that you show your support.
BE OPEN AND HONEST WHEN EXPLAINING THIS TO YOUR KIDS.
When breaking the news to your child, it’s important to prepare them for the conversation. Let them know what is going on by sharing as much details as you feel comfortable sharing. The amount of information may vary depending on the age of your children. This initial conversation will help your child feel like they are involved and a part of the conversation. Being left in the dark and not knowing what’s going to happen can be scary for kids. Comfort your child and let them know that while things may be changing, the love of both of their parents will not change.
DON’T VENT YOUR FRUSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILDREN.
Divorce is hard and full of emotions. Your child should not be the person who you share your frustrations and anger with. Try to find another source to share your negative feelings — like a friend or other family member. Remember, when you speak negatively about your child’s other parent, you are leaving a lasting impression on them. No one likes to hear people speak ill of their parents and it’s even more awkward when it comes from your other parent. Try to keep your feelings of anger away from your children.
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