Children may feel as though divorce is their fault, or that their life will never be the same again after the Richardson divorce. It’s important to help your children cope with the divorce, so they can move on from it with strength, and a clear understanding it has nothing to do with them.
Tip #1: Listen to Your Children
During a divorce, you’re likely bombarded by your thoughts and emotions, but don’t forget those of your children too. Ask them to share how they feel, and what they are thinking with you. It’s important to listen to your children when they talk to you. They need your support right now, and the comfort you provide can pull them through this stressful situation.
Tip #2: Tell Your Children the Truth
Children lose some trust toward their parents when there is a divorce. Lying to them about the divorce will only cause further trust issues. Be open and honest, but use age-appropriate terminology to help them understand.
Tip #3: Be More Affectionate
A simple hug, kiss, and a look in the eyes with an “I love you” can release a lot of the tension they feel during the divorce.
If suddenly becoming more affectionate seems strange to them, you can take baby steps by buying them a card and little toy or extolling their virtues within their earshot to someone else. Overhearing someone say great things about you always makes one feel loved.
Tip #4: Tell Them What to Expect
Not knowing what will happen will only make things worse. Talk about what will happen next in the divorce, and what it will be like. That way they won’t be surprised by anything.
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