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Helping your child deal with the divorce

While your divorce is stressful for you and your spouse, it is even more so for your child. However, some of the tension may be preventable. Researchers from the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo found, "[i]t is not the break-up in itself that has negative effects on the children's health, but improper handling of the situation by the parents."

How do you minimize your child's exposure to tension and conflict during your divorce? To help your child through the process, you need to provide reminders that both parents love him or her, no matter what. Here are some more tips to help your child deal with your divorce:

Will your divorce arrangements include a good parenting plan?

It might surprise you to learn how often divorcing couples fail to put a plan in place to help their children adjust to the family breakup. Divorce brings about monumental change, no matter the age of a child. It may trigger an aggressive response in adolescents, and they may start to become more independent. Young children, on the other hand, may feel considerable fear and anxiety if a safe, secure family unit in which both parents were present is all they have ever known. If you have decided to end your marriage, the welfare of your children going forward should be your top priority, and you are going to need a plan.

Common questions about New York suspension hearings

If you're like most parents, you would probably do just about anything for your child, including defend them if they were accused of any wrongdoing. For many parents, this is the case when their child gets suspended from school for violating school policy or worse, breaking the law while on school grounds.

But defending your child's rights can be a challenge, especially if you don't know what they are or what the correct course of action is. As such, you may find yourself asking a number of questions, including the ones we will address below. By getting answers from a reputable source, you ensure the best protection of your child's rights and future.

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