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One of the hardest things of a divorce is figuring out how to put your kids’ needs first. Divorce can have a long lasting impact on kids (Young, 2017).

Here are some tips that parents can take to help kids transition smoothly during a divorce.

1. Hold off the negativity

When parents are in the process of getting a divorce negativity at some point is bound to happen. Try to avoid speaking negatively about your soon-to-be ex spouse in front of your child.

2. Be sensitive to your kids’ needs

It’s important to be sensitive to your kids’ needs. Your children may not be ready to understand the circumstance or concept of a divorce. Be sensitive in a way that they can comprehend.

3. Provide reassurance

Always show that you and your spouse will still always love your child despite, being in the process of a divorce. Children need that reassurance that you both still love them. To read more tips on how to keep your kids’ needs at the forefront during a divorce check out this article by Sarah Young from Consumer Affairs.