5 Ways to Protect Your Children Through the Divorce Process

Going through a divorce is very difficult for everyone, but it can be especially challenging for the children. Since the kids have no control over the situation, but will still be directly impacted by all the changes happening around them, it is important to do everything you can to protect them from any type of harm as you undergo the divorce process.

Watch for Signs of Harm

Parents can get distracted during and after a divorce focusing on their own issues. This can leave children vulnerable to many types of physical and/or emotional harm. Watch for changes in personality, unexplained bruising, or other signs of abuse. Catching any signs of harm early can make it much easier to address and can also minimize the long-term risk to your children.

Keep Arguments Private

While arguments between a divorcing couple are almost unavoidable, they don’t need to take place around the kids. Make an effort to minimize the children’s exposure to the fighting, especially when they are younger. While you will have to keep the kids informed about certain aspects of your divorce, the fighting shouldn’t be one of them.

Offer the Kids Professional Counseling

Giving your kids the opportunity to talk through their feelings and discuss any issues they are having with a neutral third party can be very helpful. In some cases, you may even want to require that your kids see a therapist or counselor of some type. Experienced counselors can help children get through all the changes that are being forced on them in a healthy manner.

Keep Established Routines Where Possible

When parents are going through a divorce, almost every aspect of a child’s life is going to change. Whenever possible, the parents should try to keep routines in place, or even create new routines, to help facilitate a sense of predictability and control in their lives. A good parenting plan can help to provide this stability in many cases.

Always Put the Children First

While this one may seem obvious, it is not followed by far too many parents today. Before taking any action, think about how it will impact the children, and if possible, find a way to put their interests first.

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If you are considering getting a divorce in Florida, please don’t hesitate to contact our family-friendly firm at 305-796-2273. Let us help you through this tough time.

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