The best interest of the child is the most important thing you can focus on when going through any type of child custody situation. Whether it’s the initial fight for custody, amending a custody order or any other problem; you need to work in your child’s best interest. There’s no one else you should be focusing on except for your child in this situation. Today, we will explain how to make sure that you put your focus on the child.
Do everything possible to relieve the fears your child has. Talk openly to them about the situation and what to expect. Let them know that they are still loved deeply by both parents. Make sure they understand that none of this is their fault and that you will help them adjust as best you can.
Take a step back from the situation, and try to put yourself in your child’s shoes. How would you want to be treated if you were going through the same situation? Do you know what your child’s wishes are in such a situation? If you aren’t sure, come out and ask them.
Go out for special dates with your child. Spend time with them, just you and the child. Let them know how special they are and how much you need them in your life. Spending time with your child outside of the home can help alleviate a lot of their stress.
Going through a custody battle is never easy on the parents. It is immeasurably more difficult for the children. You need to do whatever you can to ease their fears, stress and anxiety related to the situation. One way is to make sure their best interests are always at the forefront.