It’s no secret that divorce can be a difficult process to experience, especially for the children involved. Children can be affected in many different ways, everything from acting out to depression to lack of focus on their schoolwork. It’s important to keep an eye on your children through this process and, if you find that their difficulties are carrying over into the school arena, it’s crucial to enlist the help of school personnel.
Your children’s school can prove to be an invaluable resource during your divorce in many ways. Your children’s teachers should be the first school personnel that you reach out to because they spend the most time with your children and may be the first to recognize changes in behavior or in academic performance. If you tell the teacher to call you regarding any problems or changes noticed, the teacher will be more willing to do so and your child will benefit.
Guidance counselors can also recognize changes in your child’s behavior and let you know immediately so you can address the problem and not let it fester. They can offer suggestions based on their experience and training for these types of situations. Your children’s school may also have a support group for children whose parents are divorced or divorcing so your children can meet other children who have gone through the same thing and help them not feel so alone.
Enlisting your children’s school for support and assistance during your divorce will reap great benefits for your children. Our trusted and experienced Kansas City family law attorneys can provide further assistance and can guide you through the process on your way to a better day for you and your children. Contact The Quitmeier Law Firm today.