Kids & Divorce

kids & divorce

Kids & Divorce

The process of divorce is an extremely stressful event in a child’s live. Families considering or in the process of divorce need counseling for support to help the children navigate the process.  Children are especially vulnerable to the stress from divorce. Family counseling can provide a needed opportunity for children to discuss their fears and disappointment about a divorce. Children have few safe places to discuss these adult issues.  They have no say in whether a divorce happens, but sometimes blame themselves for it.

After a divorce, there are big adjustments to two households, living on less income, seeing parents less frequently and possibly blending with another family. The vast majority of children recover from the stress of a divorce within a year or two. These children do as well in life as children from non-divorced families.  Counseling provides the support to the family, parents and children to help manage the most stressful times just before or after divorce.