Divorce is a major transition for your family and the stress it creates affects everyone. Unfortunately, children are especially sensitive to the effects of this stress, even as infants who sense a parent’s stress early on. The good news is that if you can steer through the adjustment, doing all you can to help your children cope and showing them unconditional love and support along the way, most children adjust to the change. Things like living in two places that were difficult in the beginning slowly become the new normal, but to help your child reach this point, there are a few things you should avoid doing.
Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, September 2020