Children’s reaction to divorce often varies depending on their age; and there is range of behaviors that may be considered expected or normal. For example, in some cases, very young children respond to their parents’ divorce by becoming more needy, while adolescents may show more anger. Learning about children’s responses to divorce gives parents the tools they need to prepare for potentially difficult interactions.
In addition, studies have shown that children suffer most in high-conflict divorce, and it is the conflict rather than the divorce which causes the most problem. Westfield Mediation, LLC focuses on teaching parents how to provide the least stressful environment for their children. The Parenting Toolkit includes both explanations of how children of different ages typically respond to divorce, and recommendations on minimizing family drama.
For more information about the Parent Toolkit or divorce mediation, please contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, LMFT, at Westfield Mediation, LLC, at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.