Having older children that see what's going on is really sad. It's hard to come up with the words to say what they had all of their life will not be there anymore. One mistake is assuming that they don't understand and it is not necessary to talk to them at all. This is so wrong. Children can feel lost, confused, they may feel like things are bad because of something they did. These are not things you want your child to feel. As hard as divorce is on parents it is equally difficult for children, if not more. What you do and how you handle your divorce, seeking what is best for the children, will potentially save them a life time of misery and bad relationships.
Well the article brought something to my attention that I was not aware of. Divorce courts makes it mandatory to have a parenting plan, that seems like a valuable effort to protect the children. Some of the categories that the parents add in the plan are as followed:
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