It is exposure to conflict, not divorce itself, that harms children.
When parents manage conflict during divorce constructively, and practice healthy co-parenting afterward, research shows that children do not generally experience long-term emotional issues. However, 50 years of research confirms that continued conflict between parents during and after divorce can lead to long-term emotional psychological issues for children.
As a result, parents who use mediation have better long-term relationships with their children than parents who use litigation in court. Parenting plans developed in mediation provide a solid foundation for healthy co-parenting and protect children from the harm of litigation.
Mediation is better for children.
At the Aurit Center, we believe that you can be an awesome parent during and after divorce and we support your relationship with your kids.
“It’s our responsibility as caring adults in this country to protect our children.”
– Donna Shalala