During a divorce, both parents have to work together to move past their personal issues in order to make life easier for their offspring. This video discusses five things that divorcing parents can do to mitigate the bad effects of divorce on their children.
First, parents should speak with their children to prepare them for the emotional journey ahead of them. Second, parents should work out a good relationship with one another. Parents are also advised to deal with their own emotional baggage and to avoid using their children as leverage against one another. Fourth, joint custody is recommended so that a child can see his or her parents as much as possible. Lastly, the video recommends stability; the child’s world is changing at home, and parents should try as hard as they can to keep the child’s school and friendships as stable as possible.
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