Here are some ways to help kids cope with the upset of a divorce: Consistency and routine can go a long way toward providing comfort and familiarity that can help your family during this major life change.
When possible, minimize unpredictable schedules, transitions, or abrupt separations.
Be prepared to answer these and other questions: Being honest is not always easy when you don't have all the answers or when kids are feeling scared or guilty about what's going on.
But telling them what they need to know at that moment is always the right thing to do.
More confidence: The study found that those teenagers who grew up learning to argue calmly with their parents were far more able to say 'no' to drugs or alcohol from their peers (picture posed by models)Mr Allen said: 'It was the parents who said they wanted to talk who were on the right track as we found that what a teen learned in handling these kinds of disagreements with their parents was exactly what they took into their peer world.
Thousands of kids experience the stress of divorce each year.
The most important things that both parents can do to help kids through this difficult time are: Adults going through separation and divorce need support — from friends, professionals, clergy, and family.Let yours know that's OK, too, and that you can talk when they're ready.Some kids try to please their parents by acting as if everything is fine, or try to avoid any difficult feelings by denying that they feel any anger or sadness at the news.But remind them that kids and parents are tied together for life, by birth or adoption.Parents and kids often don't agree on things, but that is part of the circle of life — parents and kids don't stop loving each other or get divorced from each other.