Need help telling kids about divorce? Most parents do and the Create-a-Storybook Guide, created and endorsed by experts, is a unique method designed to make this difficult task easier – you’ll know exactly what to say.
Most importantly, it’s a child-centered approach structured to ensure that your talk about divorce is a positive and beneficial experience for your children. Find out more in this Review. Continue reading
Talking to children about divorce is one of the most difficult aspects of divorce. As parents, it goes against the grain to upset our children, especially when we are unsure of how they will react – or how we will cope with their reactions.
It’s important to accept that strong emotions are inevitable. Focus instead on ways in which your talk will be an opportunity to do your children good – to eliminate from the outset fears and concerns that can cause long term emotional damage in children of divorce. Continue reading
How to help children cope with divorce is a major concern for anyone contemplating or going through a divorce. This concern is very healthy, and the fact that you’re reading this article is a good sign that your children will get the help they need to cope with divorce. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Many divorcing parents become so wrapped up in their own emotions that they neglect to help their children cope with divorce. Without help, children’s natural anxieties and fears can develop into significant problems. So how do you help children cope with divorce? Continue reading
The purpose of parenting plans is to protect the children of divorce. Today, most states require that parents submit a Parenting Plan when filing for separation or divorce.
Parenting plans explain to the courts how divorcing parents plan to care for (parent) their children. They cover every aspect of children’s lives – where they will live, their education, religion, medical care, where they will spend Christmas, birthdays, and so on. Continue reading
By Wayne Gillie Divorce is all too common in western countries. Typically 50% of all marriages fail, and the unfortunate reality is that the words children and divorce apply to literally millions of kids around the world. When a divorce occurs, children often feel like the bottom has fallen out of their world. The mother and father together in a healthy marriage provide a secure environment for children, and Continue reading
According to Rob Emery in his book “The Truth About Children and Divorce”, 75% of kids of divorce end up doing very well despite the parent’s separation. Does this happen naturally or do the parents actions have an impact on how the children will respond to the divorce?
Having experienced a divorce first hand, I believe the parent’s actions will have an impact on the children after the separation. Don’t get me wrong; some children will pass through a divorce completely unaffected while other kids will obviously need some help. Continue reading
Any child going through a divorce is going to experience some emotional pain, feelings of loss, sadness, frustration and possibly abandonment or rejection. As parents it is important to help children through this difficult time in their lives and to protect them as much as possible from the divorce process itself, as well as the changes that will occur, both now and in the future.
As a parent there are several things that you can do to help your children get through the divorce with as little difficulty as possible. Both parents working together on this goal can make it even easier for the children. Continue reading