5 things to help children through a divorce
Divorce in today’s home can affect your children more than you think. It is important to focus on your children and not only on the divorce itself. Sometimes a divorce can get dirty, with the parents constantly arguing, and forgetting that the children are affected by the divorce too. Sometimes you can be coming from a verbally abusive relationship, and you have to remember that children are more aware of what is going on around them than you may realize. Whenever divorce is concerned it is never easy; it is not easy for the adults going through the divorce, and it is not easy for the children having to see their parents split up and leaving them wondering what will happen with them, and it is not easy for the family and friends around them.
5 things you can do and/or say to help your children through a divorce:
5. Communicate – Communicating with your children is important, it is important for them to understand what is going on.
4. Keep the same routine - It is important to keep as much as possible the same for your child. Let them be children and let them enjoy normal activities in your family routine.
3. Parent and child activities - Try to put your differences aside for a few hours with your spouse, so that your child can enjoy spending time with both parents at the same time. It is important to show your child how much you love them, and that although you are getting a divorce, you will both be there for them.
2. Let your child talk to someone else other than you – It is important for your child to be able to talk to someone else, either another family member, or a counselor or psychologist at school. Sometimes your child may not express everything to you because they may be afraid to tell you how they feel, it is important for them to talk about how they are feeling, even if it is not with you.
1. Love your children - Loving your children and expressing this to them is the most important. Sometimes through a divorce a child may feel like it is their fault, or that you do not love them. Remind them that you do love them, and tell them and show them how much you love them every single day.
Having the a clean divorce can help your children, you can communicate with them and discuss the process. Make them feel and understand that the divorce is not their fault and try to make as many few changes as possible in their everyday life activities. Keeping the same routine is important and it is important that you try to get along with your husband or wife throughout the process until you can settle your difference away from your children. A divorce is never easy, but if you can come to an agreement and try not to involve your children, this can make a big difference in their lives.
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