We say it all the time because it is true: getting a divorce is hard, not just for you, but for your child as well. What we have learned in our time serving families is that no parent wants their child to suffer. This is encouraging because it means that these parents are open to solutions, especially when they look past the conflicts that they have with one another and just focus on their children.
As advocates for families and children, we have discovered a few tips that can help parents focus on their kids’ wellbeing during and after a divorce. We have listed a few of these below, but we also welcome your inquiries if you are getting divorced in the Chicago area and wish to learn more.
- Keep communications with your co-parent open to improve your child’s sense of security.
- Avoid lying to your child about what is happening, but at the same time, avoid giving them all the ugly and painful details of your divorce.
- Always speak respectfully when talking about your ex so that you do not drive a wedge between your child and their other parent.
- Consider getting outside support by joining a co-parenting class or a support group for newly single parents.
Preserving the psychological health of children is a mission we share with Illinois parents just like you. You can find more on these matters by continuing to read the information on our blog and our website.