5 ways you can make your divorce easier for your children
Here's how to make a difficult situation less trying
Followingtherecent research by Carnegie Mellon University indicating that divorcing parents can lead tolongtermill health in children, we caught up with divorce expert Sonia Limbada from
Specialising in providing realistic advice to keep proceedings amicable for divorcing couples, her job is to help couples reach an agreement together while avoiding the stress of court.
‘Let’s face it, as painful as is, it is often hardest on the children. No matter how much we wrap them up in cotton wool, protecting them from this distressing experience is rarely possible or even practical. Over my years as a divorce expert at Divorce Negotiator, I’ve learned the harsh truth that divorce will negatively impact children in one way or another. In fact, a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University confirmed that a divorce can actually lead to longterm ill health in children.
So, what steps can we take to support them? Unfortunately, there are no magic fixes. Like all human beings, children react to situations in different ways and what is appropriate for one child may not necessarily be right for another.
Parents must be led by their children’s individuality and their ability to cope with stressful situations before they decide on the right approach. The key point to remember is that, as a parent, you can’t stop the impact of divorce on your children, you can only limit its effect.
Here are some handy tips that could help parents deal with some common issues that arise during .’
‘Go and speak with your children’s school teacher and any other key staff. A simple conversation to alert them that the family is separating can help to keep your children settled in their daily school environment. Explain the set up that you have at home and what changes are expected.
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