When people with children decide to get a divorce, there is no way to shield the child (or children) from the pain, or prevent them from dealing with the psychological issues that come with it. However, effective co-parenting by both parents can do a lot to help the issue and take the best of a bad scenario.
According to researchers, children of divorce benefit a lot if their parents treat each other with respect, and clinical psychologist Valerie Hale told The Desert News that parents have to remain parental, and they need to be the grownups, even if it’s hard to when they are in the middle of one of the most difficult periods of their lives.
She says that children should always be put first, even if the parents are depressed, distressed, or angry at the other parent.
Billy Flynn is a divorced father of two sons, and he serves as a perfect example of how a father should put his children’s needs first, even after the divorce. He celebrated his ex-wife’s birthday, and he even decided to post about it on Facebook:
Almost 220k people liked the post, and it was shared more than 118k times. Most of the comments were thoughts of support and gratitude to this devoted father: