How Do I Help My Child Through My Divorce?

Divorce is difficult on everyone, especially the children involved. As parents, we want to ensure our children are happy and flourish as they grow. Unfortunately, often times during a divorce, children blame themselves and become sad and withdrawn. Here are some tips on how to help your child cope:
  1. Don't discuss adult family matters around or through your child. Have West Family Law Group draft a parenting plan with clear and specific details.
  2. Have positive open discussions about how your child is feeling. Remind your child it is not his/her fault, that both parents love him/her, and how important s/he is.
  3. Speak kindly about and respect the other parent.
  4. Allow child to keep pictures and other memorabilia from the other parent with them and around the house.