Going through a divorce can be hard at the best of times but if you have children then you’ve got to consider how your decisions will affect them. Even if you are being mindful about what you do and don’t tell your children or completely being open, these types of changes can have an emotional effect on them, especially at school. Experiencing this is completely normal but there are things that you can do to make school life a little easier.
Here are some top tips for managing a divorce and your child’s school life.
Inform their teacher
Children react in different ways so if you’ve noticed a few changes at home they are likely to be present at school too. Sending an email to your child’s teacher or tutor is a good way of keeping them in the loop with the situation so they can keep an eye on things or offer support as needed. Sometimes being loud or disruptive may be a result of sadness, not naughtiness.
Maintain a good routine
As you and your partner discuss childcare arrangement it may be the case that your child visits their other parent during the week and weekends. You should try and maintain a good routine around their school life so they can continue with any after school activities or commitment that they enjoy and this will also keep some normality in their lives.
Seek extra support for school work
When things are changing at home this can cause changes at school. Smaller children may not pick up on everything that’s going on but older children and teens are much more aware. If they are struggling with school work, homework or exam prep, do everything that you can to support them such as finding out how the school can help and being actively involved at home too.
At Richards & Lewis in South Wales, our child custody lawyers will provide you with the best advice. We understand that you only want the best for your children so ensuring that your separation is as stress-free as possible is our top priority. Our team works tirelessly to offer quality advice to guide you through your breakup or divorce as well as child law support. Get in touch with us today for more information about our legal services.