The Effects of Divorce on Children and How to Cope
If you’re able to keep in contact with your kids post-divorce, this open door is a chance for new beginnings. Let this be a way to teach your children how healthy relationships can still happen even if yours didn’t with your ex.
As you heal with time, you’ll learn ways to be a strong support for your children even if you don’t share the same home. View this as a way to redefine the relationships you still have and how to better maintain them.
It is hard to imagine a more difficult transition for a child than to be a party to his or her parents’ divorce. I have watched this closely the last few months as some very good friends of ours have been separated and preparing for divorce.
And even through attempts at reconciliation through family counseling, the children have suffered. Learn more about the effects of divorce on children and what fathers and mothers can do to make a very difficult process at least a little easier to manage for the kids.
We have all seen the effects of divorce on children in our family, neighborhood or community. Multiple scholarly studies show that the divorce of their parents causes a big impact on children. Learn how children of divorce are affected by the breakup of a family and what parents can do to make the transition easier.
Watch for the Warning Signs of Emotional or Physical Distress
With children bearing such a big part of the burden of their parents’ divorce, a parent needs to be able to discern when their child is having emotional challenges during and after the divorce process. Learn more about the warning signs of emotional or physical distress resulting from the dissolution of the family and what parents can do to help address these danger signs.