Children benefit from joint custody arrangements

On Behalf of | Nov 12, 2021 | Child Custody |

Children who have been accustomed to living with both parents might be shocked when they find out that they’re going to have to live between two homes because their parents are divorcing. That major upheaval can make life more difficult for them, but it’s something that you can help them with. 

It’s important to note that children who have both parents in their life because of joint custody tend to fare much better than ones who have only their mother. They are better adjusted emotionally and behaviorally when there’s a joint custody arrangement.

How can parents help their children adjust to the new situation?

Parents can help their children by making sure they put the kids’ best interests first. This might mean that you have to do some difficult things sometimes, such as getting along with your ex. You may find it easier if you focus only on the children. 

You should also speak to your children about the situation. Let them know what to expect. Show them that you’ll be there to support them. Find out if there are things that are bothering them that you can help with. Having both parents involved in their life can help them to thrive despite the divorce.

When children are involved in a divorce, the parents must do what they can to provide stability. One way to do this is to set up the parenting plan and parenting time schedule as quickly as possible after the split. Having the assistance of someone who knows the child custody laws in Michigan and how they apply to your case can be beneficial and help to reduce stress.