Parenting After Divorce - A Complete Guide HTML version

headaches, speech problems, learning difficulties, separation anxiety
issues and school related behavioral problems
? Kids that have routine, constant and positive interactions with both
parents on a frequent basis have the fewest health, emotional and
behavioral problems
? Children with both parents involved in school progress and contact,
even when they are divorced, have higher graduation rates, better
grades and are less likely to drop out of school
The research is very clear. It is not so much the divorce itself that causes the
stress on the children; rather it is disengagement or neglect of one or both of
the parents that is damaging to children. Both parents have to work together
with each other and the child to ensure that the relationship between both
parents and the child remains strong throughout the separation and divorce
as well as in the years to follow.
During the divorce the relationship between brothers and sisters or step
siblings can become damaged, just as the relationship between parents and
children can be affected. Many older children are called on by parents to
provide additional care for younger brothers or sisters, and this can really
lead to resentment from the older kids.
Sometimes younger children may also try to assume parenting roles with
younger siblings if they see Mom or Dad becoming stressed or incapable of
taking on a parenting role. It is critical to keep things as normal as possible