From a child's lens

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When immersed in emotional turmoil, as is often the case in divorce, it’s easy to forget that your children may interpret things differently than you.

  • 18 Ways to Support Children Who Witness Domestic Violence – Exposure to trauma can lead to long-term effects in children. An estimated 15.5 million children in the U.S. live in a household where partner violence has occurred at least once in the last year, with 7 million of those children witnessing severe violence
  • Help Guide, Children and Divorce – For children, separation and divorce can be an especially sad, stressful, and confusing time. But there are ways to help your kids cope with the upheaval of a breakup.
  • DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) – Help your children heal from the pain of divorce
  • Center for Young Women's Health – Dealing with Divorce and Separation (for girls)
  • Kids Health – Helping Your Child Through a Divorce
  • Sesame Street in Communities – Dealing with Divorce. With love and support from the adults in their lives, children can emerge feeling stronger.
  • The Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children – Take steps to help kids bounce back faster.
  • Helping A Child Through Divorce: A Child's Perspective – Divorce from a child’s perspective is a scary place but can be made easier through vigilance and care. Communicate openly. Do not try to replicate what was normal before the separation.