• Alan Jacobs

Parental Steps to Reduce the Emotional Harm of Divorce on Children

As a marriage dissolves, some parents find themselves asking questions like, “Should we stay together for the kids?” Other parents find divorce is their only option.


And while all parents may have many worries on their mind—from the future of their living situation to the uncertainty of the custody arrangement—they may worry most about how the children will deal with the divorce.


So what are the psychological effects of divorce on children? Researchers say it depends. While divorce is stressful for all children, some kids rebound faster than others. The good news is, parents can take steps to reduce the psychological effects of divorce on children.


In this excellent article, James Lite offers a few supportive parenting strategies that can go a long way to helping kids adjust to the changes brought about by divorce.

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