Children often feel the emotional effects of a divorce or separation much more than their parents. They can feel sad, confused, angry and to blame for the situation. Some children may become withdrawn or act out in school or at home. You can help your child cope with this new and emotional life change in the following ways:
Tell the Truth – As difficult as this may seem, children are very perceptive, and lying to them in this stressful time can only compound the feelings of uncertainty and guilt they’re already experiencing.
Reassure Them – Make sure to tell your children often that the divorce isn’t their fault and that both parents still love them.
Restrain Negativity – While you may have angry feelings towards your spouse don’t involve you children in your disputes or talk badly about each other in front of them.
Give Them Time to Be Kids – Don’t heavily involve your children in the divorce proceedings and only make them talk to a lawyer or judge when absolutely necessary. Give them extra time to play or participate in activities to get their minds off of what’s happening at home.
If you’re considering a divorce, you should seek assistance from an experienced Texas divorce attorney to handle your case in a professional and efficient manner so that you can focus on helping your child get through this emotional time.
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The attorneys at Warren & Migliaccio have years of experience, and we’ll use that training to provide you peace of mind for the future, whatever the circumstances for your divorce or family law situation. From the initial consultation until the day your divorce is finalized, our Texas family lawyer team at Warren & Migliaccio is here to advocate on behalf of you and your children. Contact our Dallas law firm today at 1-888-584-9614.