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A Few Ways To Help A Child Cope With Divorce

Apr 13, 2008
When a child's parents have no option left open to them but to separate then they will find a number of different ways that can help them to cope with the situation and feelings that they have. It is important therefore for a child's parents to remember that they should be provided with ways in which they can easily express how they feel about the matter. Below we offer a few ways in which you as the father can help your child to cope when you and your spouse choose to separate and divorce.

Suggestion 1 - Try to keep the divorce proceedings as friendly as possible whilst they are taking and remain civil towards each other, especially when your children are present. Rather than one of you explaining to your children that you have made the decision to separate it is far better if you explain the situation to them together.

Suggestion 2 - Once you and your partner have separated and you have moved out of the family home you need to make your children aware that they are also welcome at your home anytime that they wish. It is crucial that you make your new home as comfortable and inviting as the home in which you lived with them. If you can arrange with your partner to take some of your child's personal items to your new home so that they feel it is much theirs as it is yours.

Suggestion 3 - It is crucial that you allow your children to express their feelings about the divorce. Although they may not want to tell, you how they are feeling immediately after being informed of the situation you should make sure that you are available and ready to listen when they are.

When many parents choose to divorce a lot of children in order to cope with the situation will start to act in ways that are very uncharacteristic. Rather than preventing them from doing something or shouting at them, it is much better if you just talk to them and try to get them to tell you exactly why they are acting the way they are. Also you need to remind them on a constant basis that although you and your partner are no longer in love with each other it does not mean that you do not love them either.

Suggestion 4 - At all times it is crucial when you are alone with your children that you do not speak at all in a negative way about their other parent. This could end up in losing you their trust and love and may result in you losing them altogether.

Many parents will often rely on their children more heavily when the divorce is happening or when it has been finalized. But if you want your child to cope with the situation more easily it is far better to let them lead as normal a child's life as you possibly can.

The best suggestion that anyone can give a parent when faced with helping a child to cope with a divorce is to give them the freedom to express how they truly feel about the situation. Also it is important that at all times they are provided with a loving environment where they feel safe and secure.
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