Supervised Visits Are an Opportunity for Bonding

A person who is accused of domestic violence is likely going to feel the effects of the accusation before a conviction is a factor. One thing that might happen is that you will be required to have supervised visits with your children. While this isn't ideal for you, the court might be doing this out of an abundance of caution for the kids.

It is up to you to make the most of these visits. This is your time to continue to build a relationship with your children even though you only have limited time with them. If you go into these visits with a plan and a positive attitude, you might find that the time goes much better.

The location of the supervised visit might impact what you are able to do. These visits might happen at an office or in a public place. Once you know where it will happen, you can find activities that the child will enjoy. This might mean putting together a craft project for the child to bring home with them or putting together a puzzle.

You shouldn't think that you have to provide something extravagant to do during the visit. Sometimes, doing something quiet like reading a book or coloring together can provide a beneficial bonding experience. Older children might just want to take the time to talk.

Just like any event with children, there is a chance that things won't go right during the supervised visit. Take this in stride and try to pull the mood of the visit back into the positive realm before it is over. Your goal is to build a solid relationship with your child that can continue once you can have unsupervised visits again once the accusations of violence are put to ret.

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