Divorce and Children

Divorce1Divorce is a difficult and painful occurrence, yet with over 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, it is a reality we must accept.  When there are children involved, divorce becomes even more complicated.  It is important to know that kids DO survive divorce, yes it is difficult and painful, but the resilience of children usually prevails with the love, support, and encouragement of their parents.  It is absolutely imperative, that parents make the process of divorce as bearable as possible for children by adhering to a strict set of do’s and don’ts.  Research shows that parental conflict is far more traumatic for children than the actual separation.  Therefore, badmouthing one another in front of the children and putting a child against the former spouse is extremely destructive.  Children feel torn and overwhelmed beyond belief when they find themselves in the middle of feuding parents.  Keeping the children out of the crossfire is by and large the most important rule to adhere to.

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