Social media has gotten a bad reputation over the years, especially when it comes to the younger generation. This should come as no surprise to Illinois residents who see social media as a fertile ground for cyberbullying and encouraging social isolation. Nevertheless, social media has made it easier for people to connect and stay in touch.
One area where modern technology, particularly social media and texting, has done much good is that of parent-child relationships. It has been particularly helpful in cases when the parents are divorced. Social media and texting allow parents and their kids to stay in touch, even when they are living far apart. In turn, this has allowed the parents to be aware of what’s going on in their children’s lives while also letting the kids know that their parents care about them. By offering a medium in which parents and their children can have consistent communication with each other, social media and texting are vital for helping families recover from divorce.
In fact, a recent study found that consistent contact was the key to kids overcoming emotional stress from a separation. At first, the researchers responsible for the study thought that the relationship between the divorced parents would be the deciding factor. However, later findings proved this initial hypothesis wrong, and consistent contact prevailed.
Obviously, the importance of a positive parent-child relationship can’t be overstated. This is why divorced parents should do everything in their power to stay present in their children’s lives, regardless of who ends up getting custody. That being said, someone who feels that an ex might be impeding their access to their children could benefit from reaching out to an experienced divorce attorney who can help shed a light on their available legal options.