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10 Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Divorce (page 4)

10 Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Divorce

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Updated on May 21, 2010

10. Remember That Your Child is a Child

  • Brady advises : Don’t turn your child into a confidant. Complaining to your child and using your child for emotional support will make her suffer unnecessarily.
  • While children of divorce do tend to become adult more quickly, it's not fair to treat them like adults. Saying things like, “You’re the man of the house now” puts too much pressure on kids. Keep executive functions separate from your children.
  • Respect your child’s recreational activities. Especially during middle childhood, both parents should allow their children to engage in extracurricular activities such as birthday parties, sporting events and sleepovers. Parents should avoid making children choose between being with their friends and spending time with them.  
Resources:
  • Co-Parenting After Divorce
  • Kids’ Turn has a list of age-appropriate children’s books posted on their web site.  
  • M. Gary Neuman’s Helping Your Kids Cope the Sandcastles Way, a widely recognized resource across the country, is based upon the Sandcastles workshops that have helped many children express themselves through drawing, role-playing, games, and poetry. 
  • The Truth About Children and Divorce by Dr. Robert Emery shows how to manage emotions so that parents and children can thrive
 
 
 
 

 

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