Support Children During and After Separation & Divorce
A divorce can be a stressful and painful time for all involved especially children. No parent going through or coming out of divorce needs the added stress, anxiety and worry of how their actions are negatively affecting their children. By understanding how to minimize the negative aspects of divorce for children, knowing the typical responses of children to divorce, and working with the other parent to maintain the loving, nurturing environment that a child needs through the divorce, parents can help children to adjust to their new lifestyle.
Parent co-operation and communication with regards to raising the child or children is also critical.
These areas are all covered in 2 programs:
1 Helping Children Through Divorce
2 Children First – Co-Parenting Program
Available as half VIP Days, or online weekly sessions.
Healthy families have nothing to do with whether there are one or two parents in them. It is all to do with the love, support and life coping skills you provide your children with.
Program 1 – Helping Children Through Divorce
To watch a child grieve and not know what to do to help them is extremely painful for all people present in the child’s life. Children grieve because of the divorce, as well as any changes that follow moving home, changing school etc. It’s important when dealing with your own loss to help your children.
Helping Children Through Divorce is a program run to help parents minimize the stress and pain divorce can bring to their children. Divorce can bring many losses at once for children such as:
- Loss of expectation family will be together
- Loss of trust
- Loss of familiarity, comfort, routine
- Loss of childhood
- Loss of home, school, country if move
Grief is a normal reaction to loss of any kind. The grief following a divorce if not dealt with can be a devastating and result in lifelong negative consequences for children and their relationships. This is especially true if parents do not make time to nourish their own needs and stress and put all the emphasis of their happiness and life on their children. Check out the free e-report on the right for the three most common pitfalls when it comes to parenting and divorce.
Nicola is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. This program can be booked as 2 half day sessions online or in Dubai or 6 weeks online. Whether you are a parent, teacher, friend, or caregiver you will learn how to help children deal with divorce and the losses, so they can focus on learning and fun activities.
Divorce doesn’t have to be negative for children
Several behavioral experts think the adversity of divorce, with its challenges, actually has a positive effect on children and that some of them end up being wiser and learning more about love and how to cope and heal from loss. Divorce can also present a special opportunity for bonding with children during the time of many losses for both the parents and the children. Programs that focus on helping children and collaborative co-parenting can support your whole family unit.
In the course we will cover
- How to tell your children about the separation and divorce
- The common reactions to divorce and how to support your children through them
- Secret thoughts children have and don’t always share
- Tips and tools for parents in creating positive healthy change
- Tips for special occasions birthdays, religious holidays, summer vacations
Interested to know more? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Program 2 – Children First – Co-parenting Program
Co-parenting after divorce is a challenging. With two homes, sets of rules and your own emotions towards your ex, friction, conflict and disappointment is all too common. The most important thing is to protect your Children through all of this.
In this program we look at
- How to cope when your child doesn’t want to see you or the other parent
- Adjusting to new financial realities and managing children’s demands and needs
- Creating a co-parenting plan that works
- Stress-free parenting exchanges
- Creating a supportive, collaborative environment for children to flourish
- Tips to avoid the “honey moon parent”
- What to do when money is used instead of love
- How to be more involved in your child’s life when you don’t live with them
- How to reach agreement on special occasions – birthdays, holidays etc
- What to say and do when you feel your ex is letting down your children
- Guidance for successful joint decision making: finances, education, living arrangements etc
These can be run online or in Dubai and for individuals or couples. Get in touch today to find out more about how these programs can support you. Email email@example.com right now.
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