Divorce can be extremely stressful on a child. They could go through a range of emotions, very quickly changing from happy to sad to angry and even confused. It’s important that divorcing spouses don’t get lost in the logistics of their divorce and remember to consider how their children are feeling and coping. Many children, or even young adults, can understand why they are going through so many emotions so quickly. It’s also likely that they cannot express themselves or don’t know how to really express themselves. As a result, it’s important to make sure that you communicate with them about the divorce and remind them that they will always be loved and taken care of.
Children are experiencing an upheaval of the lives when parents’ divorce. It may seem like suddenly someone removed the floor from underneath them. Making sure that your child receives support and guidance through the divorce process can help them come out more resilient, understanding, and hopefully with the exact bond with both their parents. Some ways that you can help your child manage the divorce can be:
Children are resilient and can overcome the difficulties of divorce. It’s important to make sure they are not forgotten in the midst of an all-consuming divorce. It will take time to work through any issues or struggles they may have, but with the right attitude, mindset, and cooperation, there will be improvement.
Leslye M. Schlesinger serves Rockland and Westchester County with compassion and integrity. With over 30 years of experience guiding clients through matrimony law, she now focuses on helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need an effective and committed attorney, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation.