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Things that you should discuss with your Child about your Divorce

 Posted on September 13, 2013 in Divorce

Many kids describe the divorce of their parents as the worst thing in the world. Divorce will never be easy for the children. You will be going through your own set of emotions and worries through the divorce process. However, according to Psychology Today, a few things are important to discuss with the children.

TheresaCommunication is Paramount Divorce is one of the most stressful things that a kid can go through during childhood. If you have multiple children, remember that each child will process the divorce differently. While it may be tempting to just deal with it as it comes, initiate a dialogue with your child regarding their feelings about what is going on.  Direct Effects One question that most kids have when they learn about the divorce is, "What about me?" Just as you are feeling unsure about the future, remember that your child is stuck in the middle. The child did not do anything to contribute to the situation but may feel the most loss. Make sure to reassure the children that no matter what, their safety and stability are still the number one priority. Let them know that both parents still love them very much.  Seek Professional Help No matter how well adjusted the child may seem, seek professional help. Many children will feel protective and not want to say much because they do not want to make the matter even worse. No matter how open you are with them, they may need someone else that they can talk to. They may have friends and other siblings but they cannot provide the professional level of assistance that they may need to cope with the division of their home. If you are facing a divorce, you don’t have to go through it alone. An experienced and empathetic DuPage County family law attorney can assist you with any legal support that you require.

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