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When you first spoke with your children regarding your plans to divorce, they may have expressed sadness, confusion, worry or anger. Then again, if they were already aware that you and your spouse have had marital problems for a long time, your news may not have come as a big surprise. Even if they logically assumed you might divorce at some point, they will still need your support to come to terms with the situation and adapt to a new family lifestyle.
The good news is that divorce does not necessarily have to ruin your children’s lives. As many South Carolina parents have done in the past, you can be proactive in reaching out to your kids to help them cope with your current situation in a healthy, productive manner. Contention between parents often causes stress for children, so it’s also a good idea to have a plan in mind ahead of time for where to seek support if a problem arises that seems impossible to resolve without outside assistance.
Tips to help your children deal with their emotions
No two children come to terms with divorce in exactly the same way. Some grow quieter and tend to isolate themselves from family and friends while others are more outspoken and able to freely express their thoughts. As a loving parent, you can help your kids by implementing some of the following ideas:
Your parenting plan is highly customizable. You can include any topic or details that you believe are of paramount importance to your children’s well-being. You can even design your own parenting plan. If you do so, you will still need to seek the court’s approval. The bottom line is that there are often many options and resources available to help you support your children as they adapt to life after your divorce.
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