Divorce Step by Step – Ages & Stages
Posted by: Sue Atkins
I have been working with two families going through the process of divorcing and what has struck me is how the news that Mummy & Daddy are separating can vary depending on the age of the children.
How the news hits a 3 year old is very different to how an 11 year old understands the news.
In this video I talk to you about how to handle the process depending on your children’s ages and maturity.
Don’t be your child’s friend – be their parent.
Don’t confide too much in them or confude them.
Separation and divorce are traumatic events for families.
I wrote this journal for children going through divorce as it is designed to help children express, explore and understand some of the strong emotions that they may be feeling and to help them process the divorce for themselves.
Keeping a Journal is a very simple, but powerful way to support children.
As caring adults, we can help by simply acknowledging & listening to how a child may be feeling, without trying to “fix it”.
This Journal is designed to support open and honest communication and to help children feel heard, understood and supported during a time of great upheaval.