Parenting Before Parole: 15 Ways to Help Children Deal with the Incarceration of a Parent

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12. Even though financially it may be a struggle, try to maintain as much consistency as possible.

When one parent is missing from the picture it can be a big blow to the family financially. Hard decisions may have to be made and parents may find themselves moving in with family or from a house to an apartment. Changes are scary for children and they can feel like their whole world is crumbling. Maintain consistency in the areas you can, like staying in contact with family and friends and keeping up family routines like movie nights.


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