Strategies for Co-parenting
Every child is different and will respond differently to the divorce or separation of their parents. As a child develops into adulthood, he or she continues to adapt, which may cause repetitive grieving processes over the divorce. Recent studies have shown that 80% of children of divorce successfully adapt and do not face long-term difficulties in their employment, academics, relationships, and behaviors. Though the impact of a divorce on a child is significant, rest assured, it can be overcome.
Here are some ways in which you can help your child adapt to your separation or divorce:
- Be cordial and address your child’s concerns
- Set aside emotions and focus on your child
- Purposefully communicate with your former spouse
- Co-parent as a team
- Develop smooth transitions between households
*This article is not a substitute for the advice of a licensed BurnettTurner attorney.
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