Divorce and Children

Being straight with the kids is very important when you are in the process of a divorce or separation. In a brief article from Mental Health CEs, there are five considerations for parents.

#1 Tell Them What’s Happening
#2 Reassure Them with Certainty
#3 Lift Blame
#4 Influence Their Development
#5 Avoiding Bad Mouthing

Most children feel a loss of control during marital discord. Have a family meeting to allow each member to ask questions and share their feelings about what is going on. Provide abundant reassurance that the divorce is NOT about them. Keep the marital problems between the adults and don’t use the children to vent frustrations.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.