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Children can learn life skills during divorce

Children who have parents going through divorce will face a rough time, but this doesn't necessarily mean they will walk away from the situation in a poor position. Instead, children can learn a lot when they see their parents going through this situation.

How you handle things during the split can have an impact on what your children learn. Ensure that you're being a good model for them, so they are reaping the best benefits.

One of the most important things that they can learn is that you can still show someone respect even when you don't agree with them. If you and your ex are remaining civil and working to resolve the issues at hand, you will model that for your children.

They can also learn how to communicate during conflict, which can help them throughout life. They need to see that how you speak and what words you use can have an impact on how a situation is resolved.

Most children who go through divorce with their parents will learn how to cope with changes. This makes them more adaptable as they grow, which is beneficial if they have a job where their duties or the situations they are in change. It can also help them to go with the flow when things happen in their personal life.

You and your ex will have to work together on a custody agreement. Making sure that you put the kids first in these points is imperative, but don't forget that the children are watching you to see how you interact with them and their other parent throughout the process.

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