Experts in child psychology and divorce offer similar advice for helping children cope with the stress of divorce. Below are just two suggestions which you can start implementing today to help your children:
Create Routines and Stick with them
All children need stability and routine to assure them life is predictable. Routines help teach children they can count on certain things like a set bed time, established rules to follow, and routines for meals. It doesn’t matter if the child’s routine is exactly the same at each parent’s house as long as the child knows what to expect in each house.
Listen to Children’s Concerns without Judging
Children need to feel they can share feelings with their parents about the divorce, about the other parent, and about the future without worrying about a parent being hurt or angry about the conversation. If a parent cannot withhold judging comments, the parent can just listen to children’s concerns.
Getting Legal Help
Experienced Family Law Attorney Jeffrey M. Bloom can help you understand your rights and help your family get through the divorce process with as little stress as possible. We can work with you to proceed with the divorce process with dignity and respect. Contact us today at 201-868-9300.