Divorce is a tricky time for parent-child relationships. Emotional and energy-drained parents often don't understand how their kids view the divorce and how kids will be effected by the change in the family. However, here are three simple ways that parents can still keep in touch with their kids even after a divorce.
1. Listen and Understand
A simple conversation can be a great gateway to understanding what's going on in the head of your kids. There;s no need to be an interrogator but sometimes a simple, genuine, and slow "how are you?" can be priceless.
2. Play, play, play
For younger children who have a tough time communicating, play time can be a great opportunity for parent bonding. Children learn how to interact with their world through play and if parents are a part of this pivotal experience, it can make all the difference.
3. Get outside (to play)
Excursions, day trips, and vacations are great times to create shared memories and maintain emotional bonds. By forging these bonds with your child or children, you can keep the relationship healthy and thriving.
For further information regarding divorce please contact the Divorce and Child Custody Attorneys for Orange County at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free 60-minute consultation!