In the past few blog posts we have discussed some protective factors for children who are going through the divorce of their parents. Aside from parenting styles and co-parenting relationships, there are a few more factors that may attribute to a child successfully coping with the divorce. One major factor is the child’s environment.
As the child begins to come to terms with all of the changes in their life following the divorce, a stable and loving environment may be beneficial. Stability during this time can help a child feel as though they have some level of control.
Implementing this may include; limiting the number of family transitions throughout the divorce process. This might include moving, changing schools, or meeting new significant others. Letting life remain similar for a while following divorce may serve as a buffer that may help children cope and move forward.
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