Although many children are resilient, they may feel trapped by the ravages of divorce. Long term emotional scarring of children can be avoided if divorced parents work to rebuild their relationship with their children.
The Offspring. It is such an emotionless phrase, like the children are property or something you display on a table in your foyer. Often in divorce younger children do become nothing more than a bartering tool and their well being gets lost in the game of tug-of-war. Older children, even those far from the nest, often experience a huge emotional roller coaster and, sometimes, their views on their own relationships are affected.
The Equality in Marriage Institute has developed a series of tips to help parents navigate the choppy waters of divorce with a focus on their child’s well being.
Divorce mediation, a form of third-party intervention, has become an increasingly popular alternative over a traditional divorce that is settled through both parties use of lawyers. The nature of most traditional divorces leads the two parties toward an adversarial approach, with both people arguing over assets, future financial arrangements, and children.
People often ask, “How will this divorce effect my kids.” Instead of looking at just the divorce itself, the research is clear that there are a number of factors which can increase or decrease the chances that kids will have problems.
We are called ?single parents?. Though unless our husband has died or has totally abandoned the children, we aren?t parenting alone. We just are no longer a two parent, one house family; we are a two-parent two-house family.
One out of every two marriages today ends in divorce and many divorcing families include children. Parents who are getting a divorce are frequently worried about the effect the divorce will have on their children. During this difficult period, parents may be preoccupied with their own problems, but continue to be the most important people in their children’s lives.