A lot of children have a hard time adjusting when their families change. When you get divorced, your children are dealing with things that can be very difficult, like
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When you don’t know what is going to happen, it’s easy to imagine the worst. By talking about what might change, you can help your children adjust. You should read the list of what might change in the Teens section of this website to get ready for these conversations.
Your children don’t have control over many of the changes caused by your divorce. Anything you can do to help them feel less powerless can make these changes easier. Let them have some input and choice. For example, if you and your ex have a few options that would work for visiting schedules, let the kids decide which one they like best.
You can do other things to help make these changes easier for your kids:
Read What should I do as a parent? for more information.