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7 parenting don’ts during a divorce

Avoid these parenting mistakes during divorce

Parenting during a divorce can be difficult, but if you avoid these mistakes and focus on loving and supporting your child, things are more likely to turn out OK.

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.

References

  1. University of Missouri. Helping Infants and Toddlers Adjust to Divorce.
  2. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Managing Conflict During Divorce.
  3. The Mayo Clinic. Children and divorce: helping kids through a breakup.
  4. American Academy of Pediatrics. Helping Children and Famillies Deal with Divorce and Separation.

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