Divorce and Children

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  1. Common Behavior Issues in Kids When Parents Are Divorcing During a divorce, children sometimes experience behavioral issues due to the trauma associated with the divorce. These issues vary according to age, personality, and many factors. You can lessen the trauma your children experience by working with your ex-spouse on these issues and forming a ...
  2. Common Effects of Divorce on Older Children Sometimes a divorce can affect older kids more than younger kids. The main reason is that an older child has had time to get used to how things are. Even if the parents fight, they are used to the safety afforded by their intact family. Because of this, the effects can show up in higher numbers ...
  3. Common Effects of Divorce on Teens Teenagers can sometimes seem to do great with a parent’s divorce, but it doesn’t always go so smoothly. In fact, most of the time teenagers experience some negativity associated with it. However, if the parents work together to help their child cope, the effects can be overcome. Otherwise, ...
  4. Common Effects of Divorce on Younger Children Young children also experience the effects of their parents’ divorce. In fact, they experience many of the same feelings that older kids do except that it’s harder to pin it down as stemming from the divorce. The best way to help your younger children during a divorce is to try to provide a ...
  5. Common Psychological Issues with Kids When Parents Are Divorcing When parents get a divorce, even when they try to ensure that the kids are not affected, their kids do experience more psychological issues than kids whose parents don’t divorce. Thankfully, if you are paying attention to how your children are experiencing your divorce, you can work toward ...
  6. Factors That Influence Who Gets Custody The main factors that influence who gets custody depends on what the parents agree to. If parents agree, the courts don’t get involved in child custody other than to formalize the agreement they put together in writing. However, if there is a disagreement, the following factors will influence ...
  7. Mistakes to Avoid during Divorce If you’re thinking about or going through a divorce, it’s a tough time. It’s fraught with emotions that you may never have felt before. Even if you are the one initiating the divorce, it’s still tricky. Due to the highly emotional element of divorce, it’s easy to make mistakes without ...
  8. Signs That a Child Needs Extra Help While most children come through divorce relatively intact and healthy (some studies confirm that in the right situation, the child may even thrive after divorce), other children suffer more and need extra help getting through the emotional trauma they’re experiencing. Skipping School If ...
  9. Tips for Dealing with Parenting Issues after Divorce Working with your child’s other parent to co-parent your kids is the best thing you can do for them. Dealing with parenting issues after divorce can sometimes seem impossible, especially if you’re dealing with a problem ex who cannot move on. However, there are ways that you can ensure that ...
  10. Tips on How to Tell the Kids That You Are Getting Divorced One of the hardest things a parent will ever do, outside of informing their children a parent has passed, is telling their children they’re getting a divorce. While it will depend on your own circumstances, there is a best way to let your children know about the divorce – which is to do it ...
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