Divorce has likely turned your world upside down. Imagine how your kids feel. No matter how old your children are, they are all to aware of the emotional changes that are taking place within your home.
Does divorce hurt kids? Maybe the better question is, “How do we not add extra hurt onto our kids” while we go through our divorce? The answer… don’t add extra hurt onto your kids while you are going through your divorce. Your children need to heal from the effects of all your marital struggles, and they need a chance to recover without being constantly reminded of any continued animosity and emotional drama.
Truthfully co-parenting can be even more complicated than parenting in general. A great Co-Parenting Plan is all about making sure that your children’s needs are treated with the respect that they are due. It provides glue and structure, and helps keep conflict and drama in check.
Co-Parents… and their kids need a great child-focussed Co-Parenting Plan. Its your kid’s best shot at a successful resolution to all that is happening around them. Creating a child-focussed plan to co-parent means establishing some Golden Rules between you and your kid’s other parent. Together, you and your ex, can preserve your children’s need to feel stable, secure and loved by both. This is what you expected for them when they were born, and this is what they deserve—even though you are no longer married.