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Tips to make transition days easier for children

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2023 | Child Custody

Divorces are trying times for all adults, but the situation is likely more intense when there are children involved. Parents who can work together for the good of the kids may help them to adjust better to the situation.

For some children, transition days seem like a nightmare. They have to leave one parent behind while they spend time with the other parent. The sadness of leaving one and the joy of getting to see the other one might be hard for them to cope with. As a parent, it’s your duty to try to make these days as easy as possible for them.

Prepare them for the transition

One of the most important things you can do is to let the kids know when it’s going to be the transition day. Older children can usually keep track of it themselves. Younger children may need your help. You have to find the best way for your child to know how long until they go with the other parent again.

Keep conflict away

Children usually fear having to see their parents argue. Keeping conflict away from transition day can help them to feel more secure about it. Try to make it as peaceful as possible for the children. If you and your ex have something contentious to discuss, you can do it later when the children aren’t present.

Going through a divorce when you have children can be stressful. You may be able to reduce the stress by facing the custody case armed with information about your options and rights. Work with someone familiar with these matters so you can do what’s best for your children.