Guidelines of Parents & The Rights of Children

  • It is important that you know that your ex-spouse is the parent, too. Divorce may mean that the spouses have separated, but it does not mean that either one is no longer a parent to the child.
  • Avoid using the children as spies. Arguing that continues following the divorce can be detrimental to the child/children. Neither parent should voice their true opinions about their ex-spouse. Parents shouldn't force their child/children to take sides. It is not fair for the child to be put in the middle of something that they have no control over.
  • It is good that the child/children follow a routine schedule. The child needs a stable environment where they can anticipate what will be happening in their lives.
  • The Rights of The Children

    1. Children have the right to spend time with each parent. The child needs both parents in order to develop emotionally stable.
    2. The child/children should not be forced into taking sides with either parent.
    3. Children deserve to know from both parents that they will follow through on any child care plans. If the parents have made any commitments to their children they should live up to them for the sake of the child's stability.
    4. The child/children should be able to spend time with each parent. The child needs both parents in their life, and they need to know that both parents are there for them at any time they need them.
    5. The child/children should be entitled to their own personal sleeping area at each parent’s home.
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