Help for Parents
A guide for parents going through divorce
Divorce is not easy for anyone. The breaking of a marriage, for any reason, can be a very hard thing to do. There are long-term consequences and effects of any divorce. But these effects are not just limited to the spouses. Family members, especially children, are also largely affected by the breaking up of a marriage. As parents, it becomes important for us to make sure that our children are able to go through this process without feeling damaged. Here are some points that you should keep in mind that will make the process of divorce easier for your kids –
Give your child loads of love –
First of all, you need to make sure that your child feels loved. The process of divorce is hard and your children will experience it firsthand. Children tend to feel that the reason why one of their parents is leaving them is that he/she doesn’t love them. As a parent, it is essential that you shower your children with love and make them understand that whatever that is happening is not their fault.
Don’t sugarcoat –
Encourage communication –
It is very important for you to let your child communicate with you and your ex about his/her feelings. If your child feels that you or the other parent is not doing enough to stay in touch, then he/she should be allowed to communicate that.
Not only will this help your child vent out all of his feelings, but this will also help you and your ex become aware of things that you need to improve on. SEE our mediation costs