By Kayla Garritano
Love for your kids will never fade. In the latest¬†celebrity divorce, Brad Pitt will be fighting for custody of his six kids from his soon to be ex-wife, Angelina Jolie. According to UsMagazine.com, it can be confirmed that Pitt hired divorce attorney Lance Spiegel. But, despite the problems he and Jolie are having, he still has his children’s best interests in mind. “He wants to have a significant role in his kids’ lives, and he wants to be with them consistently, but he also wants them to be in the most protected and proper environment,” said a source.
This celebrity divorce could get ugly. What are some ways to shield your children from your divorce drama?
If there’s one thing that’s most important in a divorce, it’s to make sure that you protect your kids from the “ugly.” Cupid is here to help:
1. Remind them that you love them: A problem with parents divorcing is that the child may feel like it’s their fault, or that you don’t love them anymore and that’s why you’re getting the divorce. Reassure them that it is not their fault, and that they are what’s most important.
2. Keep it private:¬†Sometimes, divorcing involves a lot of fighting. If you do end up arguing, make sure it’s not around your children. Your child will get upset from hearing mom and dad fight and yell at each other. Try to move away from your kids to ensure that they won’t be emotionally affected by your argument.
3. Don’t talk trash:¬†You don’t like your soon-to-be ex if you’re divorcing them; that’s a fact. But that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to go around and talk poorly about them, especially in front of the kids. In order to keep your kid happy, you have to make sure that both of their parents are in their lives. No good will come from talking badly about the other parent. Your child shouldn’t have to choose sides.
Have you divorced and kept your kid out of the drama? Comment below!