As a divorced parent you owe it to your children to diligently watch their behavior, listen to their conversations and be aware of any changes that may be due to challenges related to the divorce. Children can adapt well to life after divorce. But it’s up to you to catch signs they may be confused, anxious, insecure or in other ways having problems in their new reality.
In this excellent blog posting, Rosalind Sedacca offers 5 ways to know your children are doing well, despite your divorce:
They continue to thrive at school
They’re making and keeping friends
They can talk about the divorce without high emotions
Their activity level hasn’t changed
There are no new signs of depression, aggression or acting out