How divorce affects children of divorce is well documented. Although the amount of parental conflict kids are exposed to is more harmful than the actual event of divorce, the fact is that dealing with divorce is difficult. Your kids need your support now more than ever.
Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to help offset the effects of divorce on children, but you only have so much power. Depending on how your kids react, it might be worth enlisting the help of a counselor or therapist to aid in their divorce recovery.
In this excellent article, Sean Garrison writes about how to know if your child’s issues are likely to resolve over time or if you need outside help, how to find a child therapist, and what to expect from child therapy.