Research has shown that the relationship between a parent and child has the greatest impact on a child's mental health after a divorce. Therefore, parents and children should be encouraged to develop that relationship by any means necessary. In some cases, this means Texas parents sending messages online or to a child's cellphone. While parents may not feel as if this is a great way to connect, the child will appreciate these efforts to reach out.
Allowing parents to communicate directly with their children can help the children feel cared for and loved. It can also reduce the chances that a parent will call or write but not actually get a message delivered to the child. In some cases, parents won't call a child at home because it means speaking with a former spouse as well. When parents are unable to communicate with their children, they generally know less about them.
This can lead to a strained relationship with no guarantee that it will recover in the future. If parents do not get along, children may feel as if they have to choose between one parent or the other. However, if parents and children are allowed to communicate freely with each other, there is no need for a child to feel stuck in the middle.
During the divorce process, parents will likely need to discuss how they will raise their children after the marriage officially ends. In some cases, parents will share physical custody. A parent who is not granted custody will likely have visitation rights. These and other topics can be addressed during negotiations or in court.