What You Shouldn’t Forget as a Parent After Divorce

a daughter holding her mom's hand

Your children may seem to be well-adjusted, or at least slowly adjusting, to having divorced parents, but they could also be faking it. Worse, they may think pretending that nothing is wrong will keep the family together. As a parent, it’s your job to make sure all aspects of their life are in order, including school.

Here are some things to check:

School Lunch

While custody battles may be continuing and your family law attorney in Denver, CO is doing their best to get you full custody, it’s your job to be worthy of it.

Visit the school once in a while to see the quality of food being served, and to observe how your child fits in the social hierarchy. You can also note any odd behavior from your child and talk about these with your former spouse. If they know you care for your child, maybe they will be more amicable to settlement.

Grades

Even if your child seems fine at school, their grades may tell a different story. Watch out for steep declines in their grades and sit them down to talk about what affected their focus and concentration. If they don’t want to open up, talk to their teachers, particularly in subjects they excel in and fail at, to see if their behavior is erratic or unpredictable.

Safety

You want the school to be a welcoming environment for your children, but it should also keep them from straying away and just leaving whenever they want. There should be someone manning the gates and checking hallway passes during class. A security system should be in place. The clinic should always have someone ready to assist a student who isn’t feeling well. The emergency exits should also be functional and easy to access.

Your role as a parent does not change when you get divorced. Prioritize the well-being of your children and pay attention to their environment and their reaction to it.