What children need when parents go through divorce

It's possible that no one suffers more in the event of a divorce than the children.  Though we may feel the children are fine, it appears that counseling for the children of divorcing parents may be beneficial.

One organization called Kids In The Middle tries to help families transition through the entire divorce process in part to lessen the impact upon children.  It is felt by the organization that group counseling can sometimes make the child feel less isolated by promoting the understanding that other children are going through the same process.

Perhaps the most important task this organization performs is to provide parents guidance so that they can better communicate with their children and spouse.  Both parents and children can learn coping skills that will make for a healthier way of life for the entire family.

Certain goals of the services provided are to:

  • Provide emotional stability for children.
  • Help children stop blaming themselves for the divorce.
  • Decrease feeling of alienation and allow children to talk through their problems.
  • Allow the child to express their affection for both parents.
  • Educate the parents on how to interact with their children.

These same aspirations are also the goals of the best family law attorneys in Arizona.  Attorneys often attempt to help parents work together to lessen disagreements and foster an attitude of doing what is best for the children - even when disagreements persist.  This is particularly vital when speaking of child custody and child sharing arrangements.

Everything come together better for the child when the parents work together for the child's benefit.

Source: Fox 2 Now, "Kids in the Middle - Support During Divorce," Kelley Hoskins, Sep. 27, 2013

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