As parents know, every child is unique and has their own particular needs and characteristics. When parents get divorced, it can be very important for them to keep the specific needs and characteristics of each of their kids in mind. There are several different reasons for this.
One is that these particular needs and circumstances can be important to take into account when it comes to the issue of what will happen with child custody in the divorce. The main goal when it comes to the issue of child custody in a divorce is to find the child custody arrangement that best promotes the divorcing couple’s children’s best interests. What a child’s particular needs and characteristics are can have impacts on what sorts of things would best serve their best interests when it comes to what the child’s living arrangements will be and other child custody issues.
Another reason it can be important for parents to be mindful of their children’s particular needs and characteristics when divorcing is that what these specific needs and characteristics are can impact what sorts of approaches would be best for helping the children deal with the divorce emotionally.
Take, for instance, a child’s sensory characteristics. Children can vary quite a bit in how they interact with the world around them. As a recent article that was written by a behavioral researcher indicates, one such way is that different children have different dominant senses.
According to the researcher, what sense is a child’s dominant one can impact what sorts of things the child can be particularly sensitive to when their parents divorce. For example, children who have vision as their dominant sense may be particularly impacted by the things they see their parents do during the divorce and their parent’s visual cues, whereas children who have hearing as their dominant sense may be particularly impacted by the things they hear their parents say during the divorce. Thus, according to the researcher, a child’s dominant sense can be an important thing for a divorcing parent to factor in when determining how to best comfort the child during the divorce and what things to take special care to avoid doing around the child during the divorce.