I always remind my clients, that when you are going through a separation do not talk to your children in any type of negative way about their other parent or their extended family.

Your children are half of them whether you like it or not.

Denigrating the other parent sends a message to your child that you are rejecting a part of them. A very special part of who they are.

Is it easy when you are going through a separation and feeling big emotions yourself? Absolutely not but no-one said parenting is easy.

If you are feeling big emotions and triggers that is completely normal and you should reach out to a professional to help guide you through those emotions.

Your child should never feel like they are in the middle or responsible for their parents emotions. Childhood is short and we want to allow them that carefree innocence as long as possible.

Remember it is your responsibility to shield them from that.

If you are going through a separation or divorce and would like a heart centred and child focussed approach then book in a 1 hour Strategy Session at Coastal Lawyers.

Coastal Lawyers are Central Coast based family lawyers with boutique offices conveniently located at Gosford.

We can guide you through all aspects of family law including parenting, property settlement and divorce.