For many people, their parents' divorce marks a turning point in their lives, whether the divorce happened many years ago or is taking place right now. It may seem hard, but it is possible to cope with divorce — and have a good family life in spite of some changes divorce may bring.
- stay involved in your children's life in every way possible
- use direct communication with your ex-spouse (don't have a child be a messenger)
- do not say mean things about your ex-spouse in front of your children
- work hard to be civil to one another when your child is present
- support the time your child spends with your ex-spouse, do not act jealous
- keep the school informed.
1. Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids. (written by kids for kids) by Zoe Stern
2. Don't divorce your children: children and their parents talk about divorce. by Jennifer M. Lewis, William A.H. Sammons.
3. For better, for worse: a guide to surviving divorce for preteens and their families. by Janet Bode and Stan Mack.