Like most Tennessee parents, you obviously want what's best for your children. It's quite the challenge to parent in the modern world at times. Kids face all sorts of problems as they grow and mature, from peer-related issues at school to temptations to try drugs, alcohol and/or sexual-related activities at shockingly young ages. The last thing you want to be to your children is a source of turmoil. Perhaps that's why you're having a difficult time figuring out how to tell them you've decided to divorce.
Did you know Tennessee has a divorce rate of approximately 90 percent? In fact, data suggests there are some state regions where the divorce rate exceeds the marriage rate. This lets you know you are definitely not the first parent to be concerned about how your divorce is affecting your children. Like most parents, you only want what's best for them, right? It's true that divorce is not easy and takes a toll on every member of the family in different ways.
Next week, families across Tennessee will come together to break bread and give thanks. If you are a parent who recently went through a separation or divorce, this holiday season is likely to be especially stressful and difficult as you attempt to adjust to and navigate your new role as a co-parent.