It is vital that you discuss your child’s mental well-being with your co-parent. Is s/he acting the same way in both houses? Or has the parenting plan been disrupted and your child is spending more time/less time with one parent than the other? How is s/he coping? Has s/he talked to either parent about these feelings?
It seems true that we are all in this together. And it will be easier for your children to make it through these times with your parental support. Arguing with your co-parent, before, during or after the divorce, is not the way to go. Now is the time to be even more flexible, communicative and understanding with your co-parent, regardless of the status of your divorce. Not an easy task. If needed, you can make an appointment with a divorce mediator at Westfield Mediation, LLC, to help resolve any issues that are arising because of your divorce and current circumstances. Having a third-party neutral present can help move the conversation from impasse to resolution. And your children need you to do this, for their sake. The kids have enough to deal with.
For more information on divorce mediation, please contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, M. Ed., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, at Westfield Mediation, LLC at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.