No couple has a child and expects a divorce, but it can happen, and if it does it’s a big adjustment for the kids. If you’re wondering how to help a child through divorce, we have 8 tips that can help you help your child through a divorce.
1. Keep Your Arguments Private
Regardless of how you and your ex feel about each other, you should both agree to not fight in front of your children. As Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. notes in Psychology Today, “For years I’ve found in clinical experience that the number one cause of children’s psychological problems (apart from severe abuse and neglect) is parents having arguments in front of their kids.”
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2. Maintain a Consistent Schedule
Children are more relaxed when they know what to expect at home. If you and your ex have separate households it is best to keep discipline and routines the same or similar to what your kids are used to. Knowing that the rules about homework, bedtime, and screen time are the same in both households reduces anxiety in young children and shows a united parental front with teens. Consistency also helps
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