While a divorce is difficult for all family members, it can be especially so for children. They have to witness their parents part ways and come to terms with the change in their normal routines. These changes can negatively affect children when they have no guidance or assistance in processing.
We at Rech Law, P.C. want what is best for your children, and sometimes that means filing for a divorce. However, there are ways that you can help them cope.
Don’t hide information about the divorce from your children. Instead, be straightforward and honest with them. By maintaining an open line of communication with your children, you will be able to gauge how they are feeling throughout the process. Furthermore, you will strengthen your relationship with your children by communicating with them in this way.
It is not uncommon for children to place blame on themselves during a divorce. They often will believe that it is something that they did that caused the end of your marriage. Step in to prevent these thoughts from spiraling in their heads. Let them know that they are not at fault for your divorce. Throughout the process, do not forget to also reassure that they will continue to have love from both parents, regardless of your status as a couple.
While your children are experiencing big emotions or feelings, you can help them process them. Let them know that experiencing sadness, frustration, or anger is normal and that there is nothing wrong with it. However, you should also help them move through these emotions, providing them with assistance in difficult processing.
If you notice that your child is struggling and you feel ill-equipped to help them, there is nothing wrong with seeking professional help. A therapist that is experienced with children and understands the complexities of divorce will be able to provide your child with healthy coping strategies.
Understanding and Compassionate Attorneys in NC
We understand how important your children are to you as a parent. That is why we prioritize their needs when going through a divorce. If you are thinking about filing and are worried about your children, it is important to have a legal team by your side to represent you and their needs. The team at Rech Law, P.C. is here to help in Charlotte, NC.
Call our team today for assistance in the divorce process at (704) 659-0007.