Overbooking Your Kids With Activities During a Divorce

In order to protect your children from feeling down during divorce, it is recommended that you keep them busy in order for them to feel less lonely.

In divorce cases, the parties who are usually affected are not the couples who have decided to end the marriage but rather their children. In the recent years, it has been shown that kids whose parents have gotten a divorce are often disturbed and have a high tendency of being rebellious. Children of tender years have no capacity to fully understand why their parents are separating. Therefore, they tend to become vulnerable and easily hurt.

In order to protect your children from feeling down during divorce, it is recommended that you keep them busy in order for them to feel less lonely and hopefully so that they may start to see a different perspective of the break up. However, it is also important to remind yourself that the children must not be “too overbooked” in a way that they no longer have enough time to process the situation. There is always a need to balance everything. All their activities must be sufficient enough not keep them preoccupied but not too much to the point that they can no longer recognize what is happening in the family.

As a parent, you can enroll your children to interesting classes and workshops. This job is easier to do during the summer season or when they have short breaks from school. Overbooking the kids can be costly so make sure that you are good in searching for children's activities that will allow you to save big on expenses. Take note that when you are overbooking the kids, there is a tendency that they will not be able to properly develop. It would seem that everything is already pre-arranged for them. Hence, they will find it difficult to be spontaneous which is important for their complete development and growth.

If you have a custody attorney handling the divorce case, feel free to discuss matters concerning your children. Aside from the issues arising from custody and support, your chosen lawyer may also help you make decisions about what the children may undertake. There is also a need to talk about the custody arrangements with the other spouse or court orders pertaining to visitation rights in order to guarantee that you will not violate any provision thereof. When a court order is violated, you may be held in contempt. Verily, you and your legal counsel must properly think of all steps that you will have to take.


References: Overbooked Child


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