A divorce can be a confusing and scary time for children, especially if their only impression of it is one they have gained from television. Both parents need to be proactive in helping to alleviate the children's fears during a divorce. A co-parenting plan can help you and your soon-to-be ex to work together to achieve this. Here are some of the most common fears children experience when their parents are divorcing, and how to address those fears.
For divorcing parents, deciding how their children will spend time at both parent's households is a difficult decision. The shift towards joint custody over sole custody has gained momentum as the best option for children of divorced parents. While joint custody can be a viable option for parents and children alike, the arrangement comes with unique challenges for ex-spouses.