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Will divorce make school harder for your kids?

On Behalf of | Apr 15, 2022 | Divorce

One area of particular concern for divorcing parents is its effect on their children’s schooling. It is an even bigger worry if your child has exams or their final year coming up.

The bad news is that divorce will have some adverse effects on their schoolwork. If you find your mind drifting to the upcoming divorce when at work, why is it not going to be similar for your kids when at school? 

The good news is that parents can do a lot to minimize disruptions

Here are some examples of the ways that parents can help make school easier on their children despite a divorce:

  • Keep them in the same school: Some parents see divorce as a chance to change everything. What your child needs is stability.
  • Tell the school you are divorcing: Teachers then know to make allowances and offer extra help or counseling when needed.
  • Encourage your kid to use the cloud: Teach your child to do homework in Google Drive or other cloud-based alternatives. That way, they can access it wherever they are. It reduces the chance they leave their assignment at the other parent’s house.
  • Double up on items: If your child is going to be spending time between both houses, make sure they have a few basics at each place to reduce the chance they wake up realizing what they need for school is in the other house. It will not be possible with everything, as things like sports kit can be expensive, so accept you will need to do some last-minute dashes when they forget something vital.

You can also choose how to handle your divorce. The more amenable you keep things, the less damaging for your kids. Finding out more about your rights in a divorce is a great place to start.