Emotions can run high during a divorce, but those unchecked emotions can impact children for the longterm in a variety of ways. Family Justice Advocates In Action advocates for a civil divorce. The nonprofit asked our divorce psychologist Miguel Alvarez what is the impact on children if their parents choose not to be be civil during a divorce. Dr. Alvarez explains that bad behavior by the parents can result in their children modeling their behavior when the children deal with conflict in their own lives. Developmental psychologist have demonstrated through numerous studies that children learn by imitating their parents. Children imitate both positive and negative behavior by their parents. Dr. Alvarez says negative examples can be detrimental to the child's development as well as lead to bad behavior.
Divorce Psychologist Dr. Lori Love discusses how co-parenting helps you put your kids first when your marriage is ending. Co-parenting can be difficult during divorce proceedings or mediation. Dr. Love spells out actions parents may be taking that unintentionally impact their children negatively and gives quick fixes to the negative behavior. She gives tips to help parents continue to communicate during emotional and stressful times. To make sure the kids are being put first, Dr. Love gives specific steps parents can take to to help children deal with the challenges that can accompany the separation of their family.
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