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DIVORCE & CHILDREN

Possible ways to address the topic

  1. If it is possible, tell children about the divorce, together.

  2. Reassure children they are not to blame for divorce.

  3. Tell children they are loved and will be taken care of. 

  4. Include the other parent in school and other activities. 

  5. Be consistent and on time to pick up and return children. 

  6. Develop a workable parenting plan that gives children access to both parents. 

  7. Guard against canceling plans with children. 

  8. Give children permission to have a loving, satisfying relationship with other parent. 

  9. Avoid putting children in the middle and in the position of having to take sides. 

NEED HELP COPING WITH DIVORCE OR ON HOW TO SAVE IT?

A great way to help a child(s) cope with the stress is by signing them up for afterschool small groups that gives them a chance to feel like they are not alone. Another way to bring family closer, is by family counseling. Family counseling can help one address the needs and reshape relationships.

At Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL we currently are offering online and over the phone counseling in Tallahassee, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Gainesville, Florida!

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