About This Episode
Divorce is a stressful and emotional experience for everyone involved. And when children are involved, it can often leave them feeling as though their whole world has been turned upside down. The transition can be a hard and trying, but you can take steps to reduce your child’s pain by making their well-being your top priority. Tune in to learn how your kids can not only successfully navigate through this difficult time, but even emerge from it feeling loved, confident, and strong.
Divorce parents who work together as a team for the best interest of their kids set the stage for their children’s good mental health for many years to come. The healthier the parents, the healthier the kids are going to be. When parents don’t work together, but speak ill of each other in front of their children, their children feel disloyal when they miss the other parent. So if you are a divorce parent keep in mind that when it comes to a child’s sense of family, what divorce breaks apart, solid co-parenting can rebuild.
What can say or do to give your kids permission to be proud of the other parent?
THIS WEEK'S ACTION
- Pick a problem or situation your child is having and work together behind the scenes to help him/her through it.
- Get a 3:00 am adult friend so that you can refrain from making your children your counselor, confidant, and or companion.
The Struggle is Real podcast is based off the book, The Struggle is Real: Parenting in the 21st Century written by Dr. Alicia La Hoz & Dr. Paul Meier.
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