Divorce can be a difficult process for any children of the parties involved, but when the divorce is occurring during times of change, the process can be much harder. The beginning of the school year is a major change for many children as they prepare to return to school and can often be a stressful time for them. However, this stress can often be multiplied by their parents divorcing if the changes from divorce are not handled properly by the parents. Hopefully, Florida parents who are divorcing can make going back to school a little easier for their children.
One of the first things that parents can do is stick to their child custody agreements. The dramatic changes of divorce along with school can be very stressful for children, but if there is a routine established, the stress could be reduced. Another action parents may want to do is set up an online calendar so that both parents know what is going on in their children’s lives.
At the start of the school year, the parents may want to inform their children’s teachers and counselors that they are going through a divorce. This could allow the teachers to inform the parents of any changes in behavior that they see at school. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to be unified in all matters concerning the children. Although the two individuals are divorcing, they still have parental duties.
Hopefully, Florida parents will be able to help their children cope with their divorces. Although divorce can be difficult for children, especially during times of change, their emotional pain may be greatly eased if the right steps are taken. This could allow everyone involved to more easily settle into their new routines.
Source: The Huffington Post, "5 Back to School Strategies for Divorced or Divorcing Parents", Cheryl and Joe Dillon, Aug. 11, 2014