COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS COPING WITH DIVORCE
CHILDREN FACE MANY STRUGGLES:
Divorce creates emotional turmoil for the entire family, but for kids, the situation can be quite scary, confusing, and frustrating. From younger children who don’t understand why they must go between two homes, or whether the divorce was their fault, to teenagers who blame one parent for the changes it creates.
TRANSITIONING TO A NEW NORMAL IS RIDDLED WITH CHALLENGES:
As a single parent, you are trying to keep things as normal as possible, but with divorce often comes rapid change in a short period of time. Kids might transition to a new school, feel that friends treat them differently, and miss daily contact with one parent. Far too often, they lack the tools to process and effectively cope through the transition, which is where counseling is critical.
While sadness, confusion, and anger are often expressed, for some children, time can heal these feelings. Unfortunately, other children struggle to adapt and have problems coping with their new circumstances. Both parents should be mindful of symptoms like crying or feeling sad more often, worried or feeling scared, becoming disengaged with the things they love most, struggling in school, or acting up.
If you notice your child struggling, you might feel overwhelmed, unsure how to help or even frustrated. Just remember, the team at Rising Above Divorce will give you hope.