Going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved, but it may be particularly difficult for a child with autism to deal with so many drastic changes all at once.
Read on to learn how you can help your child with autism get through your divorce.
Minimize The Negative Impacts
Going through a divorce presents countless emotional highs and lows for both you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse, as well as your child. To help your child handle these emotions, it’s important that you minimize the intensity and negative impacts of the emotional highs and lows.
One of the most effective ways to do this is to seek help from a professional who has known you and your child through this situation. A professional will know how to effectively handle the situation and can show you how to provide useful guidance to help your child make it through it all as painless as possible.
Tell The Truth
You’ll want to answer your child’s difficult questions carefully, sensitively, and one at a time.
Keep in mind that if your child asks a hard question, they’re ready for an answer, even if it’s not the one they want to hear. Be as honest and objective as possible with your answers, but don’t provide any information that your child can’t handle.
Do your best not to speak ill of your soon-to-be ex-partner. It’s not fair to your child to impact their relationship with their other parent. Allow them to make their own determinations about both of their parents.
Provide Love And Support
Do your best to make your child feel warm, safe, comfortable, and loved. Ultimately, that’s all your child wants and needs. Over time, your circumstances will change, and your child will get used to their “new normal.” Help ease the transition for them as best you can.
We’re Here For You
Getting a divorce in California can become quite complicated. If you have any questions regarding the divorce process or need help with your case, do not hesitate to contact Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C.. We have helped many couples facing the challenges associated with divorce, and we can help you, too. Our Pasadena divorce lawyers are dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for our clients.
If you need legal assistance with your divorce, call us today at (626) 653-4075.