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Parents may help kids with life lessons through child custody

When Kentucky parents divorce, they may have substantial worries about how the situation will affect their children. These concerns can often play a role in the decisions that individuals make during various legal proceedings, including those relating to child custody. Keeping their children in mind may help parties better ensure that the kids do not suffer unnecessarily during this transitional time.

There are many lessons that parents can help their children learn as the divorce unfolds that could make the situation more positive. Parents could allow their children to gain a better sense of independence during this time by helping them to understand how their schedules will change and what actions they could take to become better organized. Because custody schedules can often have children going from one home to another, having these skills could help them feel less stressed by the circumstances.

Additionally, these arrangements may also help children with their problem solving skills. They may find that situations do not always go their way simply due to schedules that must be kept due to the custody terms and because of the differing parenting styles in each household. These scenarios may help them learn how to react to different situations calmly and with compromise.

Of course, the ways that children react to divorce could hinge on their ages, parental approaches to the situation and many other factors. Therefore, Kentucky parents may wish to ensure that they keep their children's best interests in mind when working through child custody decisions and dealing with the terms after proceedings have ended. Speaking with knowledgeable attorneys could help interested parents find out more information on their custody options.

Source: yourtango.com, "8 Ways Getting Divorced Teaches Kids About REAL Love", Lisa Petsinis, Aug. 25, 2017

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