Unfortunately, divorce is hard on children.
But there are things parents can do to make it easier on them.
One expert suggests:
- Both parents should look happier than before and avoid discordant demeanors around the children. Don’t rush to shed the wedding ring(s).
- Give children frequent reassuring hugs and soothing physical contact. The nontimesharing parent should have some contact with the children on days the child is with the other parent.
- Keep angry and sarcastic voices out of earshot of the children.
- Make sure both parents share in the children’s major events.
- Be positive.