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Parenting in Times of The Pandemic

If you are stuck midway in your divorce case due to the COVID-19 pandemic, like in an informal arrangement or seeking reformed custody for your kids, your divorce lawyer in Mesa could assist you in co-parenting through this period. This would be the perfect time for parents to leave their differences and co-work to keep their kids safe and healthy.

Stay Updated and Teach Hygiene To Your Kids

You should regularly follow the news and guidelines issued by the government and community, and adhere to those which are applicable for you. This applies equally to both the parents. Both of you should practice discussing updates with regard to work notices, school closure or re-opening orders, testing slots, and vaccination availability. Teach your kids to maintain hygiene at all times through regular hand wash, use of masks, and social distancing. Help them learn the importance of these practices through fun reads in children’s books.

Stick to Your Parenting Plan and Grandparent Visitation

The pandemic should not deter any of you from providing parenting time to your kids. Both parents should continue with their existing parenting orders unless the same is modified or need change through mutual agreements. Thoughtful rearrangements need to be made between parents if there seems a possibility of coronavirus exposure. Both parents should ensure the place for each parenting meet is least crowded, avoiding any risk of virus transmission. Orders for grandparent visitations may be obliged through virtual meetings or calls for safety. Older grandparents may need modified temporary visitation orders owing to their ill-health.

Talk To Your Kids

During these tough times, you need to continue positive communication with your kids and attend to their concerns with care. Always be there to support them emotionally. Be reassuring in your conversations that there are better things beyond the sickness issues during the pandemic, and that all responsible adults are doing whatever necessary to protect them. Concerning adult discussions should always avoid the eyes and ears of your kids. This might make them more anxious.

Avoid Parental Conflicts

Always keep in mind that parental separation makes kids go through a lot of emotional trauma. This is why you were taught in your Parent Information Course to avoid conflicts in their presence. Frustration build-ups are natural during these pandemic situations. This could lead to parental conflicts or extended litigations. But a bit of care from both parents in this regard could positively impact your kids’ mental and physical being.

Stay Open to Counseling

You should be open to going through counseling sessions as parents during this time. Being responsible adults as parents, your coping skills and patience may get tested during the pandemic. Consultation with a mental health professional should help in such situations. Such professionals can also mediate conflict issues between both the parents, and help find solutions. In short, you should do whatever necessary on your part to keep your kids healthy and positive over this tough period. For more suggestions, please visit https://www.familylawattorneymesaaz.net/

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Mesa AZ 85206
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Jensen Family Law in Mesa is located on 3740 E Southern Ave Suite 210, 85206 Mesa, Arizona. From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Take S 41st St to E Sky Harbor Blvd, then Head west on E Sky Harbor Blvd and Use the left lane to take the exit toward S 41st St. Then Turn right onto S 41st St. After that, Continue straight to stay on S 41st St, then Take AZ-202 Loop E, AZ-101 Loop S and US-60 E to S Val Vista Dr in Mesa. Take exit 184 from US-60 E after that Merge onto E Sky Harbor Blvd, then Use the left 2 lanes to merge onto AZ-202 Loop E toward Tempe/Mesa and Use the right 3 lanes to take exit 9 to Merge onto AZ-101 Loop S. After that, Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 55A-B to merge onto US-60 E toward Globe, then Take exit 184 for Val Vista Dr. Then Continue on S Val Vista Dr to your destination and Turn left onto S Val Vista Dr. Turn right onto E Southern Ave, then Turn left and Destination will be on the right.

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