Dealing with kids after separation is often tough and it is very essential for you as a parent to understand them and support them during this time. There are a number of things parents can do in order to support their kids after separation and ensure that they will not breakdown or feel hurt.
If you are moving out and will not be living with your kids after separation, make it clear to them that you will visit them as often as possible. Don’t just promise that you will visit, make it a point to actually visit them. This can be tough, but you need to understand that while you have work and other things to keep you going, your child looks forward to you visiting and misses you. It takes time for kids after separation to deal with the missing parent, and it is your responsibility as a parent to ensure that you be there as often as possible to limit the hurt.
When you meet your child, look happy. No matter how tough things are and no matter what you are going through, always look happy for your kids. This makes them believe that the divorce was for the best and that you are happy. It makes them happy and they deal with the separation in a better manner.
If you’re not on good terms with your partner post the separation, do not meet your child in the partner’s presence. This can lead to a fight and it is the last thing that you want your child to witness. Never ever fight in front of your child. Children take time to believe that their parents might never be together again, and you need to let them take their own time to accept this fact. Fighting will make them feel insecure and hurt and this is the last thing you want for your kids after separati