What Divorce Parenting Practices is Best Appropriate for Toddlers?
Toddlers, toddlers, toddlers! Very young, seems don't understand what is happening yet their development may be affected by parental divorce. During the first three years of life, children grow quickly and become mobile, learn language, begin to understand how the world works, and form social relationship. With parental divorce, threat to child's full development will always be present.
But here is the good news. Did you know that you as parent possess all the power to help your children make a positive adjustment to family changes? All you need to know is learn how divorce affect your children and determine what divorce parenting practices is best appropriate for them. Knowing how toddlers react to divorce will bring you to a better position of knowing the best appropriate divorce parenting practices you can give for your child.
So let's start the ball rolling. How is toddlers affected by divorce? Toddlers are most concerned about how their own needs will be met. Toddlers may worry about who will fix their dinner or tuck them in bed, whether the parent they live with is also going to leave, and if their parents still love them.
Toddlers may recognize that one parent no longer live at home but still don't understand why. They may begin asking questions and ask the same question after some time, as they still don't understand the answers.
Toddlers become more aware of others' feelings and learn to express their own feelings with words and through play. They may become more aggressive or fearful when their parents divorce.
Toddlers find it hard to manage strong feelings like sadness or anger. They may miss the parent who is gone or be angry about not being able to be with a parent.
Toddlers' negative behavior and acting out may increase during the divorce process. They may exert their independence more frequently by saying "No" to adult requests.
If these are how toddlers react to divorce, what then is divorce parenting practices that is best appropriate for them? By knowing how toddler's react to divorce a lot of ideas will come up to your mind on what divorce parenting practices is best appropriate for your toddler. To add up to your list of ideas, here below are some divorce parenting practices that is best for your child.
· Establishing a consistent, predictable, and routines. Having consistent is important for young children, because it helps them to feel secure. At times, some parenting issues require communication and coordination between parents, if the child spends time with both parents. Both parents don't have to do things exactly the same way, but it is easier for children if most things are similar at each home.
· Reassure toddlers of your continued presence with physical affection and loving words. Infants and toddlers need to know that their parents still love them and that they will be taken care of.
· Be caring and increase your child awareness. Understands their thoughts and feelings, and helps them express those thoughts and feelings makes a world of difference.
· Be sensitive to children signs of depression and fear. Seek professional help if depression is prolonged or intense.
· Be actively part of your child's life. Ongoing parental involvement fosters positive parent-child relationships and healthy emotional and social development.
· Support your former spouse in making positive relation with your child. Children generally fare best when they have the emotional support and ongoing involvement of both parents. If you have difficulty relating to your former spouse then get your free copy of my ebook "8 Essential Steps to Cooperative Parenting and Divorce." Just visit my website and get the said ebook for free.
You can learn more divorce parenting practices appropriate for children of any age in my ebook "101 Ways To Raise 'Divorced' Children to Successfully." This ebook is a divorce parenting guide that offers many proven ways that will not only help you help your children but will also guide you on how to deal with yourself and your former ex-spouse for your children's sake. Thus, giving you complete information on how to raise a healthy, happy and successful children even if you're divorced. For more information, please visit my website.
With the above information, I hope you will become an empowered divorced parent and believe that you can raise healthy, happy and successful children even if you're divorce.
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Ruben Francia is an author of an indispensable divorce parenting guide ebook, entitled "101 Ways To Raise Your 'Divorced' Children To Success". Get his other ebook for FREE, "8 Essential Steps to Cooperative Parenting and Divorce." Visit his web site at http://www.101divorceparenting.com