Children are pretty resilient, but even the most easygoing kids may take it hard when they’re told their parents are divorcing. Divorce is a hard pill for Connecticut adults to swallow let alone kids, and the psychological effects can be profound. A lot depends upon the personality of the child — some kids will handle divorce better than others.
Parents want what’s best for their kids and they can take some solace in knowing there are things they can do to minimize the emotional impact divorce has on their children. It takes time for most children to adapt to new situations, and divorce is definitely one of those. Anything parents can do to normalize a child’s routine, the better. If a kid’s parents were constantly at each other’s throats, he or she may actually be relieved at the news his or her parents are separating.
Many times it’s not the actual divorce that has the most impact on children, but the changes that accompany it. Children may have to change schools, move, now live with one parent and maybe even have to adjust with having less because of a different financial landscape. Former spouses who co-parent their children peacefully and make sure to never put to them in the middle are on the way to ensuring their kids move forward with healthy emotional outlooks.
There are many tools to help parents and children to cope with divorce under Connecticut’s family law rules. A lawyer may be able to lend a helping hand when it comes to helping parents iron out a successful parenting plan for their children’s healthy well-being. A lawyer may also be able to provide referrals to others who may be able to help such as family therapists.
Source: verywellfamily.com, “What Are the Psychological Effects of Divorce on Kids?“, Amy Morin, Accessed on May 4, 2018