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Disciplining children after divorce; consistency is key

A couple may not have the same disciplining style when it comes to their children. It may be relatively undaunting as long the family unit is together, but when Texas parents divorce it may cause issues between them regarding how their children are handled when they misbehave. It may actually be difficult to discipline at all since some parents may feel guilty about putting their children through the rigors of divorce.

Not only do kids have to learn to adjust to living in two households, they may act out in ways they never did prior to the divorce. So boundaries must be set by parents and adhered to. Positive co-parenting after divorce entails parents sitting down and having a conversation about their children which includes getting onto the same page with respect to discipline.

Parents don't need to agree on the small stuff. In fact, children will adapt to small rule changes when they're with each individual parent, but when it comes to major issues, parent should agree. Children are creatures of habit and so they thrive on consistency. This is probably the most important aspect when it comes to correcting unacceptable behavior.

When it comes to divorce, a Texas attorney will always have the best interests of his or her clients' children at heart. A lawyer may be able to help in various ways -- one of which entails helping his or her client to draft a co-parenting plan that speaks to such issues as discipline. An attorney will ensure that the contents of such plans adhere to family law rules of the state.

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