Divorce is often very difficult for both spouses to manage, but it can be even more challenging for children of the couple. This is a critical time for your family, as kids can be sensitive to a significant disruption to their normal lives before, during and after a divorce.
There have been numerous studies on the impact of divorce on children both young and old, and the impact it has on them tends to vary. Young children may have trouble sleeping, regress in their potty training or be more likely to throw tantrums and exhibit signs of anger. For older children, including teenagers, there may be increased moodiness, a change in sleeping and eating habits and acts of rebellion, including behavioral problems at school.
Perhaps more problematic is that people whose parents went through a difficult divorce when they were children often have trouble with their own relationships later in life. Researchers have found that these individuals have less trust in their spouses than those whose parents stayed married throughout their childhoods.
Making Things Easier for Children
The following are some key tips to consider as you and your partner work through a divorce to lessen the impact on your kids:
By considering these tips, you can help your kids process the divorce and give them the ability to move on successfully afterward. For further guidance on these issues, it’s advisable to speak with an experienced Jacksonville divorce lawyer at Combs Green, PA.
Attorney Shane Herbert also contributed to this blog post.