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Encourage your child’s relationship with their other parent

Children can suffer greatly when their parents divorce. As a parent, it is up to you to help them work through the emotions and concerns that they have when they are dealing with this. One of the primary worries that some kids have is whether they’ll get to have a relationship with both parents.

Sometimes, children might not think that one parent wants to know about their interactions with the other. It’s a tough situation for them to be in, but you can help alleviate these concerns by making it clear that you want them to have a meaningful relationship with their other parent.

There are many ways that you can encourage the relationship. Make sure that you don’t speak negatively of your ex when your children are around. Instead, make it a purpose in your life to point out the positive things you see your ex doing. This shows the children that you don’t hold any ill will toward their other parent.

You can also show a genuine interest in how your children interact with your ex. Ask about the fun things they did while they were there. Help them find the positive aspects of situations that they are going through. It isn’t always easy but it can show the children that they are loved and that you want what’s best for them.

Another way you can help them is to work out a parenting plan that’s in their best interests. This sets the standard for what happens with them while they’re still living at home. The terms should be set based on what they need now since it is possible to modify the arrangement as they mature.


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