Helping Young Children Through Separation and Divorce: Part I
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Helping Kids Through Separation and Divorce
Separation and divorce represent a trying time for everyone. Feelings run amok, emotions are high and several changes take place for everyone in the family.
In this two-part series, we'll be taking a look at how you can support your kids (Part I) and teens (Part II) through your separation and divorce.
We Can't Shield Kids from Painful Experiences
No matter your child's age you might wish to shield him from painful experiences. While that comes from a nurturing spot in your heart, it really isn't practical. We cannot shield our kids from painful experiences, and we do them no service when we try. A preferable approach is to explain things to them in a developmentally appropriate way and provide them with the skills and tools they need to cope. The truth is always the best approach.
I was interviewed by Melitsa Avila of Raising Playful Tots awhile ago, and she asked questions related to helping younger children adjust to the momentous changes a separation or divorce can bring. To hear that podcast, go HERE.
More to Come in Part II
In our next post, we'll address some of the tricky topics involved in helping older kids and teens navigate the changes a divorce brings. I was recently interviewed by Annie Fox of Family Confidential and we covered all things "older kids and teens". We'll link it right here when it goes live!
Resources that can Help You Help Your Child
Need more support? Kidlutions has helped kids and teens deal with divorce for more than 25 years. Our resources are available as instant downloads. It's help at your fingertips, when you need it most!
This resource is our latest one in the Kidlutions' line-up of
self-help resources for kids. It's 45 pages of targeted help for
use by parents or clinicians. You can read all about it
Our original and time-tested resource that helps kids process
and better deal with their feelings related to divorce.
This resource has helped thousands of kids across the globe.
Find it HERE.
Rosalind coined the term "child-centered" divorce and she lived it.
Check out her resource HERE.
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In happier times and in difficult time, we know your love shines through for your children.