Beginning Stages

Listening to Your Children Talk About Divorce

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One of the most important skills a parent can possess is being a good listener. While it sounds pretty simple in theory, many parents (regardless of marital status I might add) have a difficult time putting it into practice. To become a better listener for your children try the following: Give children your full attention…

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Adjustment Factors for Children of Divorce

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There are many factors, which affect how children of divorce are able to cope. Some of those factors we can influence through our own actions, others we may have no control over. Researchers have estimated that the period of adjustment for families can range anywhere from one to three years, and sometimes even as long…

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What Parents Can Do for Kids of Divorce

In the Beginning… If possible, have both parents present when telling children about the divorce.Discuss what you will tell children before hand. Also, keep explanations simple and avoid placing blame. Use general statements such as Mom and Dad can’t live together anymore or Mom and Dad have decided we would be happier living in different…

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Guidelines for Divorced Parents to Live by

The Do’s Do love your children as much as possible.Show them your love through words and actions. Do tell your children divorce is not their fault.Keep in mind, they’ll need to hear it more than once. Do reassure your children that they will be safe.Let your kids know that both parents will continue to provide…

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