How to Help Your Kids Cope with Divorce During the Pandemic


Divorce during the pandemic

How to Help Your Kids Cope with Divorce During the Pandemic

For some children, dealing with divorce can be quite difficult, especially during the pandemic.

Children may not comprehend why their parents are getting divorced and they may even blame themselves.  It is natural for children to feel confused and scared about what is happening. Luckily, there are ways to help your kids cope with divorce during the pandemic.

Keep a Close Eye on Your Children During This Time

It is important to notice any changes with your children during this time.  Some things to watch for are mood swings, irritability, and acting out towards other siblings. 

It is also essential to watch for sadness or depression and address the problem early on.  If your child seems to be depressed or sad on a regular basis, it may be time to seek professional help.  A qualified therapist or counselor may be able to help your child work through their emotions. 

Some Tips to Help Your Kids Get Through This Time

Provide Them with Reassurance

Reassure your children that both parents will be there for them and that both parents love them.  Reassure them that even though some things will change, they will still be your #1 priority. 

It is also important to reassure them that the divorce has nothing to do with them and they should not feel guilty or blame themselves.

Be Consistent with Discipline

It is important to be consistent with disciplining your children.   Don’t stop disciplining them during the divorce process because it will only cause more problems in the long run.  If your children misbehave or act out, it is crucial to point out their bad behavior, so they do not repeat it.

Maintain a Healthy Relationship with Your Ex

Try to remain amicable when it comes to dealing with your soon-to-be-ex.  Be cautious of having difficult conversations when your children are present.  Sometimes children can be sneaky, and they can be hiding in the hallway listening in on your conversation, so always watch your tone. 

You Don’t Have to Do it Alone

Becoming a single parent can be a difficult transition but you don’t have to do it alone.  Ask for support from family and friends.  Furthermore, if you need additional support when it comes to your children, be open to seeking professional help.

Divorcing During the Pandemic?

Contact Sabra Law Group today for assistance with divorce and family law.  Call Sabra at (646) 472-7971 to schedule a confidential consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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