Adapting to child custody is more flexible than you might realize
When you are going through a divorce and have children, the impact the entire process can have on your children is tremendous. While some parents try to help their children adapt to the divorce, there are some parents who might feel better if the parents are the ones who make more of the concessions during the divorce.
While it isn’t an option that will work in all cases, you might consider avoiding moving the children from one house to another. Instead, the parents can switch who is with the children in the home. This can allow the children to feel more stable instead of having to worry about what belongings are at which house and which house they will spend which night at.
Remember that you are your child’s mentor. Your actions and reactions relating to the child custody matters can impact how your child views the situation. Keeping the situation positive by avoiding bashing your ex is one way you can help your children. You can also use your manners and etiquette while expecting the same from your children.
Going through a divorce can be stressful for everyone involved. When matters relating to your child come into the picture, the stress is often elevated. Understanding the process and your options can often help you to feel more in control, which might reduce stress. When you aren’t as stressed, your child might not be as stressed. A calm child might be able to better adapt to the situation and overcome the obstacles that are placed in his or her path. That may help in other aspects of his or her life, too.
Source: The Huffington Post, “Divorce Strategies: Remember Your Children Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home!,” PJ VIncent, Sep. 25, 2015