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3 Tips to Help Your Child Cope with Divorce

It’s a fact – children are affected by divorce. The effects on a child during the divorce process can vary, but these effects solely depend on how parents handle the situation. At Reese-Beisbier & Associates, we’ve identified three useful tips to help your child cope with divorce.

1. Keep Your Child Out of the Process

No matter what age, a child should not be included in the divorce process. It is important to understand that children are not equipped to handle this situation, and it is your responsibility to keep their lives relatively normal during the process.

2. Maintain the Parent-Child Relationship

Maintaining parent-child boundaries is essential. Your child is not your friend, your “support group” or your therapist.  Your child depends on you to stay a parent and to stay consistent during this time. No matter how much you trust your child to understand and handle your feelings, you should not share any unnecessary details. We encourage you to seek outside help if you feel a need to talk to someone.

3.  Encourage a Positive Attitude Toward the Other Parent

Encourage a positive attitude toward the other parent on a daily basis, no matter how frustrating the situation. Your child needs to feel confident that loving the other parent is okay. Your child’s long-term relationship with both of you means more than what is currently going on in your family.

We understand the stress you will endure during the divorce process. If you are able to practice these few tips, we believe that your divorce process will be a little smoother than you have anticipated.

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