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3 Signs the Kids Are Struggling With Your Divorce February 13, 2019

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3 Signs the Kids Are Struggling With Your Divorce, Sparta, Wisconsin

Ending a marriage is a major life transition that will affect the whole family, including the kids. It’s only natural to worry about your children if you’re in the process of getting divorced. At the end of the day, though, it’s far better for children to have two divorced parents who are happy than two married parents who are unhappy, which is something divorce attorneys must often remind clients. Regardless, some kids will take the separation harder than others. Here are a few signs your children are struggling with the transition.

3 Signs the Kids Are Having a Hard Time Coping With Your Divorce

1. Experiencing Problems Eating or Sleeping

If your kids’ eating or sleeping habits change, it could be a manifestation of stress resulting from the divorce. They might start eating a lot more or nothing at all. Likewise, they might struggle to fall asleep at night or get out of bed in the morning. At the end of the day, any dramatic change in your children's routine may be cause for concern. 

2. Exhibiting Poor Academic Performance

divorce attorneyIf your children’s grades start dropping, it may be because they are having trouble focusing in the classroom. Stress at home can affect performance in school, so pay close attention to their grades after you break the news to them. If they seem to be struggling at all, arrange for them to speak with someone who specializes in adolescent counseling. Your divorce attorney may be able to recommend a local provider who has helped clients’ families in the past. 

3. Withdrawing From Social Situations 

It’s hard to imagine a young child with depression, but kids can experience many of its symptoms when they undergo something traumatic or simply unanticipated. This includes withdrawing from favorite activities, like playing with friends or attending sports practice, and preferring social isolation. 


For guidance from a strategic divorce attorney, reach out to Osborne, Tripp & Schmidt. Based in Sparta, WI, this firm is comprised of four seasoned lawyers who have several decades of combined experience practicing law. Their areas of legal expertise include real estate, bankruptcy, personal injury, criminal defense, probate, and family laws. To learn more about their friendly team, visit their website. To schedule an initial consultation with one of their divorce attorneys, call (608) 269-2400.

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