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Child custody: Behavior of parents could affect their kids

When considering divorce, an individual may have some level of concern regarding certain aspects of the process. For parents in Michigan, seeking to safeguard the future of their children by reaching a child custody agreement that is in keeping with their best interests could be imperative. Since a similar process can be stressful and daunting, parents may find it beneficial to consider how their actions and behavior during this period might affect their children.

Studies suggest that the end of a marriage could have a variety of affects on children, ranging anywhere from anxiety or depression to feelings of guilt or fault. Similar changes in behavior can impact everyday life, which could lead to a drop in performance in school or other activities. Although the news of divorce alone could have a similar effect on kids, studies also suggest that the behavior of the parents may have a substantial influence on how their children handle the situation.

According to studies, parents who have their own emotions under control are more capable of tending to the needs of their children. Since divorce can be difficult for everyone involved, seeking help in dealing with any unresolved issues could be advisable. Along with dealing with any emotional concerns, parents may also find it beneficial to provide their kids with reassurance and stability, which could help them adjust to their new situation with less difficulty.

In addition to protecting the current well-being of their children, parents who are facing divorce may also consider it crucial to safeguard their future. When facing a similar situation, a parent in Michigan could speak with an experienced family law attorney for guidance in every aspect of divorce, including child custody. 

Source: livescience.com, "How to Talk to Kids About Divorce", Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Accessed on Sept. 10, 2017

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