We recently discussed how divorces can have a negative impact on a child's immunity. This is one reason why it is so important for parents to try to keep everything peaceful during the divorce. Of course, there are some instances in which one parent can't control how the other parent reacts to certain things regarding the divorce. In this case, the focus becomes trying to keep the children protected.
We know that it is difficult to see your children go through this situation. This is when you will have to make some tough decisions about how you can help your child as the divorce moves forward. One of the things that you are going to have to decide is how you are going to work out the child custody issues with your ex.
The child custody aspects of your case might be able to be worked out through mediation or collaborative efforts. These wouldn't force you to go into the courtroom and discuss personal matters in a public forum. Instead, you will be able to work directly with your ex to work through the issues.
If you do opt to try to work the child custody matters out with your ex, you need to determine what points are so important that you need to be steadfast on them and which ones are so minor that you can use them as negotiating points. Thinking about this ahead of time can help you to stay on task as you discuss the issues. It also gives you a chance to find your center so that you can try to avoid getting too stressed during the proceedings.