Children Divorce

Strategies for Co-parenting

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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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