Divorce is extremely painful for all ages. Both children and adults need to adjust. They lose their usual routine, space, home and don’t see one of their parents as much as they used to. At Rappleye & Rappleye, P.C. – we recognize the emotional stress that surrounds divorce and can help guide you through the process.
After divorce, children need to get used to having two homes and it can extremely difficult.
We found the following article resourceful in helping children adjust.
Making a Child Comfortable in Two Homes
It can be tough for kids to get used to the idea of having two places to call home. Here’s how to help them make the adjustment.
Having two places to call home — Mom’s and Dad’s — can be confusing to children, especially when a family is in the early stages of a separation or divorce. “Moving from household to household means change, and kids are not known for welcoming disruptions to their routines,” says William Doherty, Ph.D., director of the marriage and family therapy program at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. Then again, a child also has the excitement of a new home, a new bedroom to decorate and a new neighborhood to explore. Whether you’re setting up a new address or maintaining the present one in the midst of your separation or divorce, there are lots of things you can do to make the switch to dual residency more comfortable for everyone.
Let your child have a say. If you’re establishing a new home, involve your child in the furnishing and decorating of her new bedroom…Read the Full article here
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