Communication with our Massachusetts children is always important, but never as essential as when they are touched by separation or divorce. Children are vulnerable and easily frightened by changes in their routines. The more you talk to and comfort them, the less stress and anxiety they'll experience. This is the time to reassure your children that you are taking care of matters and everyone in the family will be okay, Then, of course, take responsibility for doing what needs to be done to assure their well-being.
By the time their kids are ready for college, many Massachusetts parents are either divorced or in the process of getting one. Just from a financial aid perspective, that can actually be to their benefit.
Many Massachusetts children grow up as adults and find they are duped into believing negative things about one parent or another as a consequence of a Massachusetts divorce. Our society, legal system and gender biases all play a role in creating negative stereotypes connected to divorced women and men.
The fact is that babies are designed to be largely immune to parenting styles. They will grow and develop regardless of what a parent does, as long as a parent is there and responsive at least half of the time. The proof of this lies in the history of parenting norms and the enormous diversity of cultural parenting practices around the globe. So why are Massachusetts parents so stuck on the idea that good parenting is so essential for raising healthy babies?