• Divorce

    Helping Children Cope With Divorce

    Divorce is very hard on children. It radically changes their entire lives by changing their families and living conditions and by challenging their ability to trust in the stability and reliability of parental support. Lacking proper perspective due to their young age, inexperience and immaturity, children are prone to misinterpreting the reasons divorce is occurring, and to exaggerating how divorce will affect them. Divorce leaves a mark on all children it touches, although different children are affected in different ways. Many children are initially reactive but eventually are resilient and end up adjusting to their changed circumstances. It is thus very important that divorcing parents do what they can to…