Divorce is not just a reality for thousands of adults across Arizona and the United States, but also for children. If you are starting the process of divorce, you are well aware of how stressful and emotional it can be. However, many children have a harder time coping with divorce than adults do. According to Kid’s Health, one of the best things you can do for your child during a divorce is to minimize disruptions to their daily routines as much as possible.
If at all possible it is best to keep the children in contact with both parents. If the divorce is acrimonious in nature, it may be advantageous to have these visitations be separate. But assuming that abuse or other violence is not the cause behind the divorce, ensuring that the children have time with both parents is paramount.
It is also essential to have a plan in place for the kids. Of course, the best case scenario is to avoid moving the children, either from the house or the district where they are currently attending school. If this is not possible, then every effort should be made to have plans in place to smooth any transitions. Divorce can be an unpredictable time, and a lack of proper planning can make a stressful situation even worse for both children and adults.
However, depending on the circumstances surrounding the divorce, it is possible that you may not have all the answers for your children. In this case, honesty is the best policy. However, you always want to make it clear that the divorce is not the fault of the children in question.