Children need to have a stable environment even when their life is going through major changes. Remembering that children have rights throughout your divorce can help you provide that stability for them. These should be a focal point of both parents as you go through this process.
One of the most important things to remember is that children have the right to love both parents. You should encourage your child to do this so that they don’t think they need to choose between the adults in their life. Don’t speak negatively about your ex because your child might take those words to heart.
Another thing to remember is that you need to communicate directly with your ex. There isn’t any reason why you should try to use the children as messengers. Not only does using the kids to relay messages place a big responsibility on them, it also leaves room for misunderstandings about what’s being said or the intent.
Your children should be able to enjoy their childhood. This means continuing to allow them to spend time with friends and loved ones. It also means providing them with emotional help and other support that they need to thrive.
The parenting plan that you use is the guide for what happens with the children. You can work toward finding a suitable agreement that puts your children first. Coming up with the terms of the agreement requires you to think about what they need right now. As they grow older, you can adjust the order to meet their new needs.