“What are we going to tell the kids?”
For couples going through a divorce, no question is more important to answer. Unfortunately, answers aren’t always easy to find.
Children are often more affected by divorce than their parents. It can be incredibly stressful, confusing and heartbreaking for kids. It can cause detachment from friends and family, and the affects can last a lifetime-unless children get help and support through COPE Las Vegas.
Here’s a look at how you can help your children cope with divorce:
Open, honest and measured communication will be critical to your kids’ ability to understand and cope with the divorce. This means:
Your kids are going to feel like their world is spinning out of control. This can escalate if their parents aren’t cooperating with one another. You can help your kids feel secure by:
Even if you communicate and cooperate, your children are likely to have questions, concerns and comments of their own-and you might not always like what they have to say. Encourage your children to share their feelings and emotions by:
When you are physically healthy and emotionally present, you are better positioned to help your kids cope with the divorce. Make sure to care for yourself by:
If you are going through a divorce and wonder what you are going to tell the kids, visit Kayenta to sign up for their Las Vegas COPE seminar today.
You and your children will have access to the highly trained counselors at COPE Las Vegas, who specialize in “Counseling Options and Parent Education.” A COPE workshop is a three hour training class required by the state of Nevada for parents preparing for a legal separation or divorce. The COPE workshop through Kayenta is a Clark County Court approved counseling seminar aimed at reducing the amount of trauma children experience during separations.
It is the perfect way to figure out what you need to tell your children about the divorce.