Parenting While Separated: How to Help Your Children

divorceSeparation and divorce can be very difficult for your children. While you may have ill feelings and animosity toward the other parent, it is important to take actions to serve your children’s best interest and limit their exposure to conflict. A Scottsdale AZ family attorney can provide legal advice about how to help your children during a separation. We can also assist with ensuring that the other parent also acts accordingly.

What are some ways to help your children during a separation?
Here are a few suggestions of ways to help your children while you are separated from the other parent:

  • Avoid talking about the separation: Children should not be told about the details of the separation, as it can create added stress on them
  • Do not speak ill about the other parent: Understand that your children love the other parent and it is difficult on them when you say negative things
  • Do not coach or try to influence the child: Refrain from trying to coach your children into saying or doing things that may adversely affect their relationship with the parent
  • Maintain routines: Try to maintain routines and schedules as much as possible to make the change less significant
  • Be there for your children: Make sure your children know you love them and understand that separation is difficult for them too

Contact an attorney for advice
A Scottsdale AZ family attorney can provide legal advice about ways to help your children cope with the separation. We can also help you take legal action to ensure that the children’s best interests are served.

If you are going through a separation or divorce, contact the Law Office of Hope Fruchtman for advice and legal representation. We will advocate for you and strive to obtain a result that is in your children’s best interest. Call the Law Office of Hope Fruchtman today.