Going through a divorce may be hard for the two adult parties involved, but it is even more traumatic for children. There are ways you can participate in positive activities so that the trauma is dramatically decreased. It is important to participate in healthy co-parenting, and to never blame or put down the other parent in front of their child. Children should not be burdened with adult issues during or after the divorce process, so try to be as civil and cooperative as possible.
- Be aware of subtle queues that you give your child that could show a sense of favoritism to one particular parent.
- Even if your divorce was chaotic and unjust, do not play the blame game in front of your little ones.
- Do not put a dent in any child-parent relationship by putting down the other parent in the situation.
“January has been tagged as ‘Divorce Month’ in the United States and the United Kingdom, given the unusually high volume of calls to family attorneys inquiring into divorce proceedings after the holidays.”