Going through a divorce drains parents and children alike. If you have young children, you likely want to adjust as easily as possible.
According to Psychology Today, checking your behavior helps your children cope with the divorce.
Let your children feel how they feel
Your children will be upset. While it may be difficult to see your child crying or upset, you need to let him or her feel angry or sad about the divorce. Be reassuring about your child’s feelings. Tell him or her that crying is natural and that you are open to talk and listen.
Ask to hear your child’s feelings and ask him or her to verbalize anger. Be there to help with the anger and not diminish how the child feels or what he or she hopes for.
Avoid fights around your children
Sometimes it may feel difficult to avoid fighting. When you fight in front of your child, he or she may become afraid. He or she may also worry that the two of you could hurt each other with your words. Remember that your kid loves both you and the other parent. If you and your ex begin to argue, leave the room or find somewhere away from the child to talk.
Do not include your children in adult matters
One of the biggest mistakes parents makes is to say harmful things to their children. For example, you may be frustrated with your ex and say something hurtful about him or her. While you may not see it as a big deal, your child may feel insecure or upset.
You must never make your child feel like he or she is in the middle of your split.