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22 February 2007

Children and divorce

Divorce can wreak havoc in children's lives, and while there is no step-by-step manual for steering your kids through this traumatic time. There are some common sense guidelines.

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Divorce can wreak havoc in children's lives, and while there is no step-by-step manual for steering your kids through this traumatic time, there are some common sense guidelines that may make adjustments easier.

If you're going through a divorce, The Nemours Foundation suggests you:

  • Encourage your kids to talk as openly as they can about their feelings, positive or negative.
  • Don't bad mouth your estranged spouse in front of your children, no matter how angry you are.
  • Avoid using your kids as messengers or go-betweens.
  • If there's someone new in your life, expect resistance from your children.
  • Seek out support groups, counselling, and friends in similar situations.

- (HealthDayNews)

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How divorce affects kids
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