If you have children and are going through a divorce, they are undoubtedly going through a difficult time. As parents, it is your duty to help get them through it, so they can continue to grow and thrive, despite this life-altering event. Continue reading for some tips on how to help your children cope with divorce.
How to Get Through the Divorce
In the aftermath of a divorce, kids can feel incredibly uncertain about the future, which can cause a lot of stress, anger, sadness, and worry. It is important for them to know that their feelings are valid and what they are experiencing is normal, so give them the space to express themselves and let them know that it is okay to talk about it.
Here are some other tips that can help your children cope with the divorce:
- Offer them support without hovering too much. Support can look like many things, including one-on-one conversations or going for a walk. For particularly young kids, maybe simply giving them a hug or letting them call their other parent might help.
- Encourage them to speak honestly about what they are feeling. Some of what they have to say might not be easy to hear, but getting it out will be helpful for them.
- Do not share details with them regarding why your marriage ended, the divorce proceedings, or any subsequent legal obstacles you may still be dealing with in the aftermath of your divorce.
- Take care of yourself. Finding support, such as therapy, will equip you with the tools to help your children cope with the divorce. You should also take care of your physical health and get enough rest and exercise.
Maintaining consistency in both households will also help your children cope with the changes your family underwent.
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