Divorcing with toddlers requires special attention

By |2022-04-07T18:41:49+00:0014 Sep 2018|Categories: Child Custody|


Toddlers have some very unique needs because they aren’t babies any longer and are working on figuring out how to navigate in the world. This is a time when they are often clingy with their parents and need to have consistency. When their parents are in the midst of a divorce, this might be hard for the tots to handle.

Parents of toddlers have to find ways to help them thrive during the divorce. The skills they learn now and how they are helped during this time in their life can have a lasting impact on these little kids.

One way that you and your ex can try to help the kids is to keep rules consistent between homes. This does require you and your ex to work together to some extent; however, you will find that the child has an easier time with the transition from one home to the other. Things like bedtime and other major routine components should be kept as close as possible in both homes.

Another thing that you can do is to try to find ways to explain things to them without overwhelming them. They don’t really know what a divorce is and might not truly realize that there are some very serious changes going on. Getting the parenting plan in place quickly might help you to prepare the child since this will let you know the new way of doing things.

Throughout the adjustment period and long after, the child needs to know that you are here for support and love. Try to keep the atmosphere positive around the child is beneficial. Be sure to encourage them so they can speak to you if there is anything that is worrying them or making them less than happy.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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