Divorce can be very challenging, particularly for children. While it may be a necessary change for the family, some kids cope with this better than others.
As co-parents, it’s crucial to continue to work together in the best interests of the children. This means keeping an eye out for signs that they may be struggling. Outlined below are a few things to look out for:
Poor performance at school
School is where your kids spend most of their time. Unfortunately, you won’t be there to directly monitor how they are doing. Nonetheless, there are things that you can do.
It may benefit you to let your child’s teacher know about the familial situation. You’ll then be able to relay relevant information to one another. One of the main indicators that your child might be struggling post-divorce is if their grades drop or they start getting into trouble at school.
A loss of interest in activities
You and your child have weekly traditions. You may enjoy partaking in certain sports activities or going out to get something to eat. After the divorce, your child has shown little interest in continuing these traditions. Not only that, but they don’t seem to want to go out with friends or engage in any sort of social activities.
Some children are more sociable than others, but a drastic change in your child or a decreased enthusiasm for activities could be a sign that they are struggling post-divorce.
Communication with your co-parent post-divorce will be important to gauge how your child is coping. A solid custody arrangement is the foundation for this. Seek legal guidance to find out more about setting a custody agreement that works for you.