How to help your children cope with your divorce.
There is so much research out there now on the negative impact of divorce on children that not seeing a counselor seems irresponsible.
Telling the kids that "mom and dad are separating" may be the most difficult and anxiety-riddled aspect of your entire divorce. But help is at hand. In this article, you’ll find age-group specific insights and advice on how to break the news to your children and support them through the process — so that it’s less painful and healthier for everyone involved.
It's very important that your children hear you make positive comments about their other parent. And you shouldn’t badmouth the people who love your children – especially the other parent.
It's no easy task for parents to break the news of their divorce to the children. Here are some dos and don'ts that will help.
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Each time your child hears a negative comment about someone they love (or are biologically a part of), their light dims just a little until they are really upset inside. When your child is upset on the inside, they act out on the outside.
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