Helping Your Children Survive a Divorce

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This photo was taken several years ago at the North Central American Junior Simmental Association Classic in Illinois. I love pictures with kids and cattle.

I recently came across this Parent’s Handbook from the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program.  If you are currently going through a divorce or separation with children, I recommend reviewing the handbook.  I especially liked the section in the handbook when it talks about the emotional effects of children in different age groups.

I am not a parent nor did I grow up in a family where my parents divorced so it is challenging for me to understand how to help your children survive a divorce.  However, I have been a part of divorces from another angle.  It hurts the children to have the parents fighting with one another.  No parent should disparage or the other parent in the presence of the children nor alienate the child from the other parent.  It’s okay to not agree with your spouse on every issue — that is what attorneys like myself are for – but it is never okay to communicate about the divorce via the children.

If you survived a divorce and have a particular book or handbook that was especially helpful, please let me know.  A friend of mine really enjoyed the book Crazy Time.  I have read it and think it has helpful insight in rebuilding your life after a divorce.

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