DOS & DON’TS
DOS Stay healthy. Seek help if you are suffering from depression. • Show love and affection. Give them kisses and hugs. Assure your children that you will take care of their needs.
Stick to your promises. Be on time to pick them up if you agreed to fetch them.
DON’TS • Do not expect your children to take care of you. You are the adult. Using your child as a crutch can hinder them from expressing their true feelings. • Do not disrupt their routine. As far as possible, keep them in the same schools and keep their sleeping patterns the same. Do not badmouth your ex. Save it for your best friend. Do not expect your children to welcome a new partner. Dealing with the divorce is difficult enough, let alone welcoming a new adult to take their father’s or mother’s place. Remember, even though your divorce can be difficult on your children, they can emerge stronger on the other side.