The process of ending a marriage is difficult for every member of a Mississippi family, especially the kids. Even when both parents are amicable and willing to work together on the terms of a divorce order, it may help reduce the stress kids may feel over the end of their parents’ marriage. Parents who work intentionally on this may be able to protect their kids’ overall mental and emotional health, as well as help them transition to their post-divorce life.
Helpful tips for parents
One thing parents will find helpful is to avoid speaking negatively about each other in front of their kids. This can be stressful as they may then feel like they have to pick a side between their two parents. Instead, parents may want to focus on the good times they all had together. This can help kids feel confident that more good times are ahead, even if it means they will be different from before.
Divorce often brings out strong negative feelings between the two parents. These feelings can spill over, but they can be hard for the kids to process. While difficult, parents will find it best for the children to set these feelings aside as they help their kids navigate this difficult time.
The best future for the kids
The ultimate goal for Mississippi parents is to protect the best interests of the kids above all else. This means making practical custody and visitation decisions during a divorce. With a focus on the best interests of the kids, parents can reduce the stress often felt by kids when walking through this process.