You may have heard that children sometimes struggle academically after their parents get divorced. It could be harder for them to focus on school and their grades may slip.
As a caring parent, you definitely don’t want this to happen. Neither does your spouse, who is soon going to be your ex. The two of you know that you will be happier if you get divorced, but you don’t want to have this negative impact on your child. What can you do to help them?
Work at co-parenting successfully
One important thing to do is to just make this transition go smoothly and co-parent as successfully as you can. If you and your ex are able to get along and put the child first, it goes a long way toward giving the child the stability that they need to return their focus to the classroom.
Stay involved in every way that you can
Children with involved parents do better in school almost all of the time. It’s very important to stay involved after a divorce. Things are going to look a little different than they did when you were married, but you can still be there to help your child.
Talk to the child’s teacher
Finally, you may want to consider sitting down and just having a conversation with the child’s teacher. Explain that the divorce is going on and that you’re worried about potential negative impacts. The teacher can then better help your child through this time, and they can give you feedback to show how you can help, as well.
Overall, your heart is in the right place. It’s important to put children first during a divorce and you need to know what legal steps to take to do so.