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Helping children do well in school after divorce

On Behalf of | May 9, 2022 | Child Custody

One thing that parents sometimes worry about when they’re going to get divorced is that the children will see a decline in their school performance. The parents want to know how they can counteract this so that the children’s academic endeavors are as successful as they were when the parents were still married.

There are a number of things you can do. It is absolutely possible for children to thrive in school after their parents’ divorce.

You should both stay involved

First and foremost, it’s very important for both of you to stay involved with the children. It’s been found that children who have interactions with both of their parents, whether or not those parents are married, will see better academic success as a general trend.

Talk to the teacher

It may also be wise to simply explain the situation to the child’s teacher, especially if the child is fairly young or if you’ve noticed instances of them acting out due to the pressures at home. A teacher who knows what’s going on can better react to these things and help support that child.

Identify your child’s needs

Finally, as a parent, you just want to be conscious of the fact that children sometimes do poorly in school after divorce. You can see if their attention just isn’t there or if their grades are declining, and you can give them a little extra help when they need it. This is often a very temporary decline, so you may be able to assist your child as they get through this bump in the road.

As you and your spouse go through your divorce, be sure you consider all of your legal options carefully.