A significant portion of married couples will experience a divorce in their lifetime. The children of these couples can experience psychological issues unless the right precautions are taken. It is important to show multiple positive traits when approaching the child about the situation. Not showing a negative attitude towards the former partner, being respectful about the situation, having a consistent approach, and being trustworthy with the child(ren) are just some of the ways this is done.
- Divorce can profoundly impact children in negative ways and has been linked to negative behaviors and emotions in children.
- In a divorce, the parents have to agree not to put down the other parent especially in front of the child.
- In a divorce, the parents should use child-friendly language and terms that the kids can understand.
“Parents should avoid labeling the other in negative terms regarding characteristics, personality, and parenting.”