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Divorce : How To Help Your Child at Home and at School after divorce

Divorce is a significant life event that can have a profound impact on children. The disruption of the family unit can lead to a range of emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. As a parent, it is crucial to provide support both at home and in the school environment to help your child navigate this difficult transition. This article explores strategies to help your child cope with divorce, focusing on emotional support, communication, stability, and collaboration with educators.

Enhancing Communication Between Parents between 2 Houses :

It’s important to follow some key steps to improve communication between parents after a split and lessen the effects on your children.

First, always try to talk to your ex-spouse with respect, especially when your child is around. Don’t argue or say bad things about each other.

Second, make a thorough co-parenting plan that lists holidays, visitation times, and who is responsible for what. Your child will feel stable if you stick to this plan.

Third, make sure that both homes have the same rules and standards when it comes to important things like discipline, education, and health.  If you and the other parent set the same ground rules, it sends a message of stability and security. When parents in a two-home situation make sure their children know what to expect and follow the same rules, it makes everyone feel more secure.

Lastly, let each other know about important events in your child’s life, like school activities or doctor’s appointments, so that both parents stay active and supportive. By following these guidelines, you can build a healthier co-parenting relationship for the benefit of your children.

Keep a Close Eye on Your Children’s Behavior at Home and Act Correctly:

Divorce can make your kids feel down, mad, mixed-up, or scared. They might act out in bad ways, not want to talk to anyone, or even wet the bed again like they used to when they were younger. Schoolwork and friendships might get tougher too.

Here’s how to help: Watch how your child acts. If they’re getting angry or shutting everyone out, be patient and understanding. Don’t yell or punish them hard. Instead, try these things:

  • Time-outs: Make them sit alone for a little while to calm down.
  • Natural consequences: If they do something wrong, let them face the results. For example, if they forget their homework, they’ll get bad grades.
  • Reward systems: Give them treats or praise for good behavior.

Teach your child how to solve problems so they can get used to the new family situation. Show them healthy ways to deal with stress, like you do. By paying attention, giving rewards for good choices, and helping them through tough times, you can be there for your child during this hard time at home.

Tips For Supporting Your Child at School After Divorce:

Talk to the teacher:
If your child is young, talking to their teacher about what’s happening at home and how your child is doing can help. It avoids any confusion and might even get the teacher’s support for your child. Also, remember to update the school on any recent moves by you or your ex, so they have the right way to reach both of you for important school updates

Stay in the loop with an online school calendar:
Keep up with everything from school events to after-school activities and assignments by sharing a digital calendar. By having it online, both parents can easily access it, ensuring everyone stays informed no matter where the child is.

Build a Support Team:
Team up with the school to create a support system for your child. This might mean setting up regular meetings with a counselor or joining groups where kids from divorced families can support each other.

Monitor your kid’s Academic Progress:
Keep an eye on how your child is doing in school. Go to meetings with their teachers and keep tabs on their homework and grades. If you see any problems with how they’re doing, talk to their teachers about it as soon as you can.

Always try Go to parent-teacher meetings together:
Attend as many school events as you can, like school plays, sports days, and parents’ evenings. If your child’s school takes a trip, see if you can help out. Little kids especially love having their mom or dad there, it makes them happy. It’s good for both mom and dad to be involved in school. Going to meetings together lets you both know how your child is doing in school, if there are any problems, and how to fix them.

Encourage your child’s involvement:
Does your child like to do something special, like sports or art? At their new school, see if they have a club or group for that! This will help them feel like they belong and make new friends who like the same things. Ask your child what they want to do this year at school, then see what activities they can join to make it happen!

Think about getting two sets of textbooks:
Moving between homes during school can be stressful for kids. They might forget things they need for school like books, pens, or notebooks. It might make them feel sad or confused. To make things easier, you can pack an extra set of school supplies and textbooks to keep at each house. This way, your child will always have what they need to learn.

You should maintain a consistent routine:
It’s really important to keep a regular schedule for your child, especially if they split their time between both parents’ homes. Having a steady routine in both places helps your child feel secure and understand what to expect.

If things keep changing between homes, it can confuse your child and make them feel frustrated. So, try to stick to the same schedule for things like bedtime, waking up, meals, and homework in both houses. This consistency helps your child feel more stable and comfortable no matter where they are.

Lastly, help your kids learn to talk about divorce:
Your child might find it hard to answer questions like “how was your summer?” because of the divorce. Take time to talk to them about how they can explain the situation to their friends without feeling too uncomfortable.

If your child is seeing a counselor, it’s a good idea to ask the counselor to talk to them about this before the school year begins. This way, they can feel more prepared to handle any questions or conversations about the divorce.

Why 2houses?

We are a co-parenting facilitator!


A calendar for everyone, getting organised when you’re divorced is a priority. 2houses provides you an online shared schedule, with many editing, adding, and sync features.


For us, as divorced parents, the financial topic is most of the time a conflict topic. Now, 2houses manages all expenses from each parent, keeps you informed on the situation, day after day, coins after coins.


Communication is key, this is why 2houses offers you an online messaging tool, simple, efficient and secure.


The journal is your quick family social network. You can easily share all information, news, photos, videos, and even your children’s funny quotes. The family is never far away, no matter where you are geographically located.

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