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5 Tips to Help Ease the Stress of Divorce on Children

Divorce can be extremely stressful for children. How they react to divorce can depend on their age, personality, and the circumstances of the divorce. The following are five tips to help ease the stress and pain of divorce for children.

1. Don’t Speak Negatively of Your Ex

Refrain from disparaging the other parent to the child or in the child’s presence. Any negative talk about the other parent is extremely hurtful to the child, and from my experience, such behavior often backfires as the child begins to feel anger towards the parent who is attempting to alienate them from the other parent. Never put a child in the middle of conflict or force them to take sides. 

2. Spare Them From the Drama

Keep all heated discussions and legal talk away from the child.

3. Stay Equally Involved

Keep both parents involved in the child’s life as much as reasonably possible.

4. Focus on Stability

Try to keep the child’s home life and school life as stable as possible throughout the divorce process.

5. Consider Counseling

If both parents agree, family counseling may benefit the child and the family through the difficulties of divorce.

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With 19 years of experience practicing family law, The Law Offices of Patricia Palma, P.A. offers high-quality legal counsel in all Tampa, FL family law matters. If you have questions regarding divorce in Tampa, FL, contact a knowledgeable Tampa divorce attorney with The Law Offices of Patricia Palma, P.A. at 813-258-3211 or contact us online to schedule a meeting at our Tampa office.

Disclaimer: The information in this blog post (“post”) is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice from the individual author, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in, or accessible through, this Post without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer licensed in the recipient’s state, country or other appropriate licensing jurisdiction.


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