The Importance of Healthy Parent-Child Relationships After Divorce

Divorce is an emotionally taxing situation. Many divorces result in arguments, disagreements, and bitterness between spouses. Unfortunately, with so much going on between divorcing partners during the process, the opinions and feelings of shared children are often swept under the rug once the divorce concludes. However, recent studies have shown that children who are able to spend time with both parents after a divorce tend to be happier and healthier.

One study published by the America Psychological Association states that compared to children who are only granted access and interaction with one parent, children who are able to develop deeper relationships with both adjust to post-divorce living situations better. A psychologist from the AIDS Administration/Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore commented that living arrangements do not have as big of an impact as the amount of time children were able to spend with each parent.

Research also showed that fathers and mothers each bring crucial elements to a parent-child relationship, making each parent extremely valuable to a child’s growth process. For example, the study revealed that fathers helps children develop impulse control, memory, and situational flexibility.

Additionally, a great deal of evidence showed that children who receive attention from both parents and develop relationships with each usually have better academic and economic outcomes in the future.

If You Have Questions Regarding Child Custody, Our Team Can Help

When it comes to divorce and its aftermath, it is important that parents take into consideration the health and well-beings of any children involved. That is why our New York divorce and family law attorneys at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC are here to help you and your family through this difficult time. When you become our client, we will take the time to understand your family’s unique situation and determine the best plans to help you and your children cope with such a life-changing matter. At our firm, we truly care about helping your family pursue happy and promising futures.

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