SEPARATION, DIVORCE, AND REMARRIAGE

Supporting families & children in times of parent/guardian separation

 

Bridget Van Etten, Ally Orban, Catherine Bohren, Katherine Fisher

 

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted

Garrison Keillor

 

SUPPORTING CHILDREN THROUGH SEPARATION & DIVORCE

How you handle it matters.

Jo and Emma from Parents Hotline discuss how you can support your child if you are going through a separation or divorce.

 
 

UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF DIVORCE

PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS

IMPACT OF DIVORCE ON CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR

EFFECTS ON CHILDREN'S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

 
 

CO-PARENTING & REMARRIAGE

BOOKS AND OTHER RESOURCES

This can be a confusing time for your children and it is important you go about it in a way that is best for the child. Attached are many resources and books that can help both you and your children

COMMUNICATION

Co-parenting is common but can leave many children confused without proper communication. Click on this communication guide for resources for the whole family.

REMARRIAGE

During this time, it may be hard for children to express to you how they are feeling. Click below to find out what your child may be experiencing.

 

Divorce: Helping Your Child Transition

The Boys Towncenter for Behavioral Health gives different strategies about what parents can do to help children through transitions. 


“Let your children be children. Don’t place adult responsibilities on them or confide in them as though they are adults.”

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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SESAME STREET IN COMMUNITIES

This website includes videos, activities, and articles to assist parents and children with divorce or separation.

DIVORCE CARE 4 KIDS

This PDF is a communication guide for parents to follow when kids are having trouble adjusting to divorce or separation.

PARENT EDUCATION

Click the link to see ways for parents to communicate with their child about divorce.

 

HELPING YOUR CHILDREN COPE WITH SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

“Dr. Paul has only two messages for us when it comes to helping children cope with separation and divorce: it's never the child's fault and nobody knows exactly why it has happened.”

 
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WORKS CITED

 

B. (2015). Family and Divorce. Retrieved 2020, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz70tdpJmXE&feature=youtu.be


C. (2007). The Impact of Divorce on Children’s Behavior Problems. Retrieved 2020, from https://contemporaryfamilies.org/impact-divorce-childrens-behavior-problems/


Dealing With Divorce. (n.d.). Retrieved September 30, 2020, from https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/divorce/


D. (n.d.). Helping Your Child Through a Divorce. Retrieved September 30, 2020, from https://www.childrensdayton.org/kidshealth/a/help-child-divorce


Effects of Divorce on Children's Education. (n.d.). Retrieved 2020, from http://marripedia.org/effects_of_divorce_on_children_s_education


Esme. (2016, February 01). Coparenting After Remarriage. Retrieved 2020, from https://esme.com/resources/divorce/coparenting-after-remarriage


F. (2020). What Are the Effects of Divorce on Children? Retrieved 2020, from https://www.familymeans.org/effects-of-divorce-on-children.html


T. (2011). Co-Parenting Communication Guide. Retrieved 2020, from https://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PDF/AzAFCC%20Coparenting%20Communication%20Guide.pdf


When Co-Parenting, Consistency is Key. (2016). Retrieved 2020, from https://www.dupagecountyfamilylawfirm.com/naperville-divorce-lawyer/co-parenting-consistency


Y. (Director). (2018). Supporting children through divorce or parental separation [Video file]. In Youtube. Retrieved from Supporting children through divorce or parental separation

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