Going through a divorce can often be difficult for everyone involved. Often emotions can overshadow good judgment. Crude and insulting statements often fly back and forth between families. It is important to protect yourself as well as your assets during the event of a divorce. But protecting your children is even more important. Communication while often necessary can also be traumatic when unkind words fly from parent to parent.
1. Protect your child from gossip. While you may be anger it is important to remember that your child loves the other parent. You should do everything you can to avoid your child hearing harsh words. If you have family members that are over discourage them from bringing up the situation.Sometimes mothers and fathers ignore the entire existence of the other parent. We all have grown up hearing the phrase if you cannot say something nice then do not say anything at all. While this method is always better than speaking harsh words you should always remember that your ex-spouses family is a part of your child’s life. Blocking out the existence of the other parent can be painful to your child.
2. Avoid social working. Taking a break from social networking sites is a great way to maintain your privacy during such times. People tend to have many people listed as friends on their Facebook page that are not really friends. You could make a new page and add only close friends. You do not want your son or daughter to have to deal with outsiders repeating information or being nosy.
3.Remain discreet. You should remain discrete in your conversation with others. If you discuss you current situation with others it can draw attention and start gossip. Others might not be as considerate around your child as you are. Keep private conversations private. Avoid discussing the situation outsiders. If you have an issue with the other parent discuss it with your attorney and allow him to voice your concerns.
4.Take the time out to spend quality time with your children. Take a small vacation or even just take a night away. Be someone that they can talk to. Do not take their questions or comments personally. If you cannot console them during this difficult time then find someone who can. Seek counseling and strive to work through your issues as a family.