When parents decide to divorce, children may feel they are at fault for
the end of their parents’ marriage. This can be an emotionally draining
and painful experience, which is why parents have a duty to protect their
children when such a serious life transition is looming. It may feel as
though your child will be affected no matter what you do, but this is
not always the case. Minimizing the trauma and consequences of divorce
will push you and your family to start a new chapter of your life with ease.
The following are some important tips for helping your children cope with divorce:
- Remind your children they are loved as much as possible. Make sure they
understand the decision to end your marriage has nothing to do with them.
- Don’t sugarcoat or lie about the situation because your child may
resent you for it later. Don’t be brutally honest, but make sure
you’re not giving your child false hope.
- Encourage your child to open up to you or a family therapist. Doing so
will be invaluable in preventing harbored feelings of depression, anxiety,
- Don’t fight with your ex-spouse in front of your children, as this
can scar them for life.
- Aim to be as peaceful as possible. Don’t make your child feel guilty
for spending time with his or her other parent, as you should be supportive
of this relationship.
- Enlist a support system of friends, family, grandparents, role models, etc.
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divorce is no one’s 1st choice, especially when children are involved. We will help you survive
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