On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
The end of a marriage is often a stressful process for Florida parents, and many wonder how they are going to be able to handle parenting without a partner. Divorce does not always have to be a negative change in regard to parenting, however. There are ways that parents can use the experience to actually boost their parenting skills, making life better for all involved.
Compromise is an area where definite improvement can be made. During a turbulent marriage, many parents lose sight of their basic partnership. That can filter down to failing to work together to serve the needs of their children. After the end of the marriage, both parents have the chance to refocus on their shared goals and priorities, which means giving their kids their best effort and attention. In addition, working through the ins and outs of the divorce process often fosters better skills in the area of compromise.
On the flip side, divorce can also help parents create and enforce healthy boundaries, both with one another and with their kids. Once spouses are no longer living under the same roof, behaviors and habits that became part and parcel of the marriage sometimes are exposed as simply unacceptable. By creating healthy boundaries, parents teach their kids how to work through adversity and still look after their own best interests.
When parents are able to look to the positive aspects of divorce, the entire process can be easier to weather. In terms of parenting, divorce can create new family dynamics that can improve the ability of parents to work together. That can not only make the road ahead easier for the grown-ups, but also for the children at the center of a Florida family.
romper.com, “10 Ways Divorce Can Make You A Better Parent“, Steph Montgomery, April 27, 2017