Getting divorced in Massachusetts can understandably be challenging for both parents, but it can also be emotionally challenging for the children involved. This is particularly true when the two parents have a hard time finding common ground in the area of child custody during their divorce. New research shows that even though children may have a hard time adjusting to the split-up of their parents, pediatricians can play a role in helping them through this process.
According to the research, pediatricians can assist parents in understanding how their children react to a divorce. The children's reactions can vary depending on their stages of development and their ages. In light of this, it is beneficial for parents to try to answer their children's questions in as honest a way as possible.