Many Florida parents' main goal is to help their children grow up happy and healthy. Of course, major life changes can often hinder the process of reaching that goal, and divorce can have particular impacts on children. However, that impact does not necessarily mean that parents have to stay together for the kids. Instead, they may want to help them through the process as best as possible.
Parents may want to understand that children can pick up on tension between their parents. Therefore, it may be wise to keep as much of the divorce process out of the home and out of the children's lines of sight as possible. They will need to be involved at certain points, but parents should try to avoid fighting in front of the kids or make it seem like the children should favor one parent over the other.
In fact, tension could have more of an impact on kids than parents initially thought. Young children, particularly those younger than nine, may begin to feel insecure and develop anxious and clingy behaviors because they feel more dependant on their parents during this stressful time. Of course, each child reacts to divorce differently, and parents may want to cater their approaches to their kids' specific needs.
Divorce can certainly have major effects on everyone involved, but in many cases, the changes that the process brings offer many benefits. If Florida parents are worried about how their children will handle the news of the ending marriage or child custody arrangements, they could find it helpful to gently approach the topic. It may also be wise for parents to thoroughly review their custody options to find the best arrangements for their circumstances.