For children, divorce can be stressful, sad and confusing. At any age, kids may feel uncertain about what life will be like, or angry at the prospect of mom and dad splitting up for good. Divorce isn’t easy, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful for your children.
Helping your kids cope with your divorce means providing stability in your home and attending to your children’s physical and emotional needs with a reassuring, positive attitude. To make this happen, you’ll need to take care of yourself and work as peacefully as possible with your ex. It won’t be a seamless process, but your children can move forward feeling confident in your unconditional love.
The video below was produced by Family Life and displays the effects of divorce on children. A child of divorced parents is interviewed here in a heart-wrenching tale of the pain inflicted on those most vulnerable in the family.