Separation and divorce are difficult times for both parents and children.
Wendy Young, mom of three teens, and award-winning Child and Adolescent Therapist and founder of Kidlutions.com is our guest today.
Wendy gets the heart of this difficult subject with practical ideas, playful suggestions and ideas for us all whether this is something we’re experiencing or we know of a family that is in the midst. She is also the author of numerous workbooks for children and the co-author of “Bloom: Helping Children Blossom”
1. What emotions are around the strain the divorce we might see in children?
2. What activities do you suggest to build connection during stress?
3. How do you deal with the keeping in contact or not with the divorced person ( If it’s an uncle that’s not an uncle anymore etc)
4. Is there a particular age that we need to watch out for with emotion?
5. Which gender impacts divorce or separation the most?
6. How can we help a child through a divorce or separation
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Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story For Little Kids About Divorce
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The Funster says
While I have never experienced divorce or separation, I have a number of friends that have gone through this. One thing I learned (as it relates to point #6 “How can we help a child through a divorce or separation”),is that the children need to feel secure and that they’re loved. This can be challenging but with patience and a lot of attention, children will more times than not, be okay. Thank you for your very informative post!