Children who are having to deal with their parents divorcing might start to have a negative attitude. This is likely not because they want to be negative but because they’re dealing with very complex situations.
It’s up to the parents to get everything set up for the children. If you’re in this position, you have to think about what’s causing the child to act differently. You have some options for showing them that they can still enjoy life despite you going through a divorce and having to deal with all the significant changes.
Set new traditions
Traditions give the children something to look forward to. These don’t have to be elaborate plans. Instead, you might decide that the first night at your house will be a movie and ice cream night so they can decompress after transitioning from one parent to the other.
Support their important relationships
Divorce can make some children feel like they have to divide their family members. They might assume you don’t want them to enjoy their other parent’s family. You need to let them know that you support those relationships.
Give them space to vent
Even though children are young and resilient, they still have some powerful emotions they’re dealing with. Give them a safe place to let those feelings out. It may help them if you discuss some of your senses age-appropriately.
Taking the time to get the parenting plan in order is beneficial for parents. This enables you to help provide the children with stability. As their needs change, you can modify the parenting plan to suit their new needs. Working with someone familiar with these custody matters is beneficial.