From breaking the news to co-parenting with your ex-spouse, how you handle various aspects of the divorce process will inevitably have an effect on your children. There are ways you can make the divorce easier on them.
Children will experience various emotions throughout their parents' divorce, especially when conflict is involved. As a parent, how you handle your divorce and support your child during this transition will affect their self-esteem in the long run.
When a stepparent enters your child's life, you will likely feel a mix of emotions – especially if the new partner played a role in your ex-spouse's infidelity. While your ex's new marriage may be difficult to deal with, there are things you can do to ensure the transition is a positive experience for your child.
The kid stays put, Mom and Dad move back and forth – it's a custody arrangement that is growing in popularity. But is it a good option for your family?
Sewn out of their parents' clothes, a "mapapu" stuffed animal can help children cope with their parents’ separation or divorce through the familiar smell and feel of the fabric.
Going through a divorce is similar to the experience of a family death. Tragedy, sadness, bitterness, and anger ensues in different stages. The stakes are the highest when children are involved. Children are more precious and valuable than any material asset or stack of cash that could ever be fought over – but it's easy to forget what is in a child's best interest when parents focus on being self-righteous and getting what they feel is owed to them.
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I share custody with my ex-wife. She struggles with alcohol dependency and I’m worried about my kids while they’re with her. Is there anything I can do?
With more than 50% of marriages ending in divorce in the United States, divorce can be a harsh reality to young children and adolescents. Parents of adolescent children should keep the following in mind when going through the divorce process.
Successful stepparenting challenges you to take your character development to a higher level: to consider the importance of the parent-child relationship even when it may seem to undermine your own needs at times.