Divorce is a difficult time for everyone in the family. Handling your own emotions is sometimes hard enough, then there are all the arrangements that need to be made and how can you support your children through this too? Children often take personal responsibility in some way. They think it is their fault, they take on “roles” to meet their needs eg. Achieving to get their parent’s attention, become a pleaser or over responsible to get their parent’s love, playing one parent up against the other. Children need both a male and female role model and their love and acknowledgement to develop a balanced perspective of themselves and others.
Knowing how to communicate effectively with your children in divorced situations has a huge impact on your children’s confidence, performance and your relationship with them, making your life and theirs much easier and happier.