Divorce is a stressful time for everyone involved. However, it’s important not to forget that your children are under a lot of stress because they don’t understand what is going on. For this reason, it’s crucial that you avoid making the following mistakes.
Mistake #1: Talking Badly About Their Other Parent
Even though you may not be able to stand your ex, your children still love him or her. When you talk badly about their other parent, they may start to retaliate against you, or begin to believe what you say, and cause trouble with the other parent. While this trouble may make you smile because of your negative feelings toward him or her, it could backfire if the other parent then starts to speak badly about you.
Mistake #2: Ignoring Your Children
It’s possible to get caught up in the mess of divorce, and not remember to attend to your children and help them through it. By not giving them attention, they can feel as though they are no longer loved. It is a common misconception for children to feel as though they are the cause for the divorce.
Mistake #3: Telling Them Too Much
While you don’t want to lie to your children about what is going on in the divorce, they also don’t need to know about everything being discussed. Always think about what you say before you say it, and how it will affect them.
You can always turn to lawyers for help with your children during divorce. They often have recommendations on what to do or not do, and if they can’t help, they have resources for family therapists.
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