There are many things that can be done to minimize the negative effects of separation on children. You can educate yourself on how to help the children cope with the changes that separation brings. You can ensure that your parenting plan is age appropriate and meets the children’s individual needs. If necessary, you can obtain the assistance of a child specialist for guidance. And most importantly, you can work to reduce conflict with your spouse. Studies are clear that it’s parental conflict that hurts children, not separation.

Helping Kids Cope with Separation and Divorce

How to Assist Children with Separation and Divorce

12 Ways to Help Your Kids Deal With Divorce

How Parents Can Help Their Children in a Divorce

Guide to Talking to Children about Divorce

Co-Parenting Tips For Divorced Parents

Advantages of Using a Child Specialist

Child Custody, Access, and Parenting Plans

Custody and Parenting – Federal Government