What Are Some Divorce Tips For When A Parent Moves Out?

I want to talk about children of divorced families that share some common fears when a parent moves out and what they tend to be.

Many children young and old have fear of their parents separating.  Beyond that, their next most common fear is wondering how their life is going to change.Divorce Tips

When a parent moves out, questions asked from children tend to center around day to day activities and events. Questions like…

  • Who will I live with?
  • How will I get to my after school activities?
  • Who will be there for me when I get home from school?

The list could go on and on for them depending on their age and the activities that they do.

So here are some divorce tips for when a parent moves out…

Parents, you need to respond to your child’s concerns.

One thing you can do is make a calendar so that they know the dates and times, and who is taking them.

It’s also a good idea to write down numbers of your cell phone, grandparent’s phone numbers, neighbor’s phone numbers etc. They can keep it in their backpack or their wallet, then if they’re in need of connecting with someone, it’s already in their cell phone or they have a list of these numbers.

A white board or cork board is good or any kind of schedule you can put up in the kitchen where people can write to each other. This provides comfort because from morning until night your child knows everyone’s whereabouts and which parent is going to be their contact and supporter for the day.

All these tools will help reduce anxiety about unknowns that your child might be experiencing.
I encourage both parents to do this.

It’s all about communication and knowing, and those two things will help reduce many fears.

In support…

Dr. SueAnne Magyar-Hill
Founder of Empowering Children Of Divorce
EmpoweringChildrenOfDivorce.com

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4 Responses to What Are Some Divorce Tips For When A Parent Moves Out?

  1. Jonaflormicfren February 1, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    It is so sad to say that when divorce happen to couple, the real victims are the children if they have. What the involved couple think that they would find refuge and rescue in moving out from a relationship, but it’s not, the change of partner or situation is not the real solution to problem that leads to divorce. It is the capability of both party to decide, understand, and accept circumstances that must be nurture and develop.

  2. mishkash February 1, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    Thanks for sharing this post
    Children of divorced families In general, the accumulation of multiple stressors and changes create difficulties for children
    more often children in single parent families moved the more likely they were to drop out of school or become pregnant during the teen years. In general, the more stressful experiences that children encounter during divorce the more difficulty they will have. There is also evidence that indicates that children whose parents divorce more than once are worse off than children who only experience one parental divorce.
    There are a number of factors that account for why children in divorcing families may have difficulties—loss of contact with a supportive parent, fewer economic resources that lead to multiple changes, more stress, poor parental adjustment, lack of parental competence and conflict between parents. When these risks can be reduced or overcome, then children will fare better.
    my two bits :)
    Wishing you well

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