Children and divorce

4 Things That Every Child Affected By Divorce Needs 

By Annie Miller, LMFT

 

This is blog post #2 in the series “Helping My Child Thrive After A Divorce.” Check out the first blog post in the series here

 

Are you wondering what divorce does to a child? Divorce is not easy for anyone. It is especially hard for kids. Researchers have found that the first year after divorce tends to be the hardest on kids. 

 

As a parent, you can help your child cope with the divorce much better if you understand what they need to help them get through this difficult time. Here are some things that every child who is coping with their parents’ divorce needs. 

holiday stress

How To Manage Holiday Stress 

By Christopher Nahumck, Ph.D., MDiv, MSW, MA   You may remember the holidays from your childhood fondly. You recall waking up early on Christmas and being so excited. Or, perhaps you think about spending weeks off school celebrating Hanukkah.  As an adult, the holidays may be different now. Holiday stress can ruin what is supposed to be the most "wonderful time of the year."    In between endless to-do lists and hosting holiday parties, you find yourself feeling overwhelmed. And, in spite of desperately wanting to feel joyful, it is elusive.  Instead of enjoying yourself,...

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