Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Helping Children Handle Divorce

The entries this month have been dedicated to helping parents understand the impact of divorce on their children and finding ways to best manage the separation and changes. Children and their parents experience a number of feelings, have so many questions, and wonder about the future when divorce is imminent. There are numerous factors to take into consideration when talking to children about divorce (e.g., age, developmental level, relationship between the parents, feelings of separation/loss, anger, guilt, blame, etc.) and it can be difficult to understand all of the dynamics involved. Below are a couple of links that may provide additional resources when helping children understand divorce.

Mom's House, Dad's House - Children and Divorce Article

Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child

Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two

Children and Divorce: Helping Kids Cope with Separation and Divorce

Children and Divorce: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Helping Children Understand Divorce

key words: children and divorce, child well-being, children's feelings, grief and loss, parenting, psychological growth