Everyone in Morris County knows that divorce is typically an unpleasant situation to be in. Both parties are most likely experiencing feelings of anger, frustration, anxiety and uncertainty. Although divorce can be very tough for each spouse, it can be even more difficult for his or her children. That’s why it is so important that divorcing parents are aware of their kids’ needs when they are splitting up.
Although children of divorce will undoubtedly struggle, there are several things that their parent can do to help them get through the process, including remembering some of these important words of encouragement. First and foremost kids need to hear that it’s not their fault. They also need to be reminded that it’s OK to feel anger, frustration, fear and uncertainty. Those are all normal feelings to have given the situation.
It’s also important to remind kids that they can seek help form others, including other family members, or even professional therapists or counselors. Make sure that kids know that both parents love them and that each parent may show love in different ways. Lastly, kids of divorce need to know that their parent’s divorce does not define who they are.
Divorce is almost never easy, especially on kids, which is why it’s so important that parents pay special attention to their kids’ needs during the divorce process. Another thing that can help make divorce a little simpler is having the help of a knowledgeable and understanding divorce attorney. If you have decided to get a divorce then now might be the right time for you to speak with such an attorney.
Source: Huffington Post, “10 Things all Divorcing Parents Should Say To Their Kids,” Sophie Rosen, Apr. 2, 2014.