07 October 2009

Teen in the middle

Divorce is never easy and now your teen is caught in the middle.

Divorce is tough on the entire family, but it’s particularly difficult for teenagers. They understand the implications and also have so much else to deal with at the same time. Things such as peer pressure, typical adolescence issues and school performance.

Many teens from divorced families are forced to grow up really fast. They take care of younger siblings while mom is crying behind locked doors, they’re a confidant to their parents, and take it on themselves to make everything okay again.

As a parent, you need to try at all costs to not put these extra burdens on your child. Remember: Kids, no matter how much they try to understand what you're going through, are still just kids.

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