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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Divorce, Child, Cope

Divorce Through The Eyes Of A Child

  By Annie Miller, LMFT   This is blog post #1 in the series "Helping My Child Cope After A Divorce."    Sometimes things breakdown in a relationship.  A marital relationship is no exception. A troubled marriage can leaves spouses hurt, confused, lost, and angry, especially when it leads to divorce.  Children are intuitive, and will often anticipate a divorce long before parents communicate this to the child. So, what does divorce look like for children and how can you help them cope? We have the answer below.    What Does Divorce Look Like Through The Eyes Of...

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Paying For Therapy: Why Leave Insurance Out Of It?

By Jeff Creely   Therapy is an investment; an investment in yourself. It can help you find peace, motivation, and healing from pain. It is also transformational. There’s magic in that “aha” moment when you finally discover how to have the life you want. One of the best things about talk therapy is that it can help you gain control over symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, and more. And, therapy can be as effective as medications for anxiety and depression, but without the side effects.    Therapy can benefit everyone. It can help you learn to...

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10 Tips to Help You Cope with ADHD

by Megan Johnson

 

adult adhdIf you  have been diagnosed with ADHD, it may feel overwhelming to understand your diagnosis and what can be done to manage your symptoms. Many people are under the impression that the best of only treatment for ADHD is stimulant medication.

 

However, there are many lifestyle and behavioral changes that can be made to help you cope with ADHD.

 

ADHD symptoms differ from person to person and what works for one individual may not work for you.