Children and Conflict Series Part 6

Telling the Children

Discuss how, when and what you will tell the children with your partner/spouse before talking with the children.

a.        ONLY discuss divorce/separation unless you are absolutely certain that it will happen.

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Children and Conflict Series Part 5

Emotional Needs of Children…

13 Things Kids Want Parents to Know…

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Children and Conflict Series Part 4

Devaluing (Abusive) Behaviors…

Using Institutions = Threats of punishment from God, courts, police, school, juvenile detention, foster homes, relatives, psych wards.

Isolation = Control access to other parent, siblings, grandparents, friends, etc.

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Children and Conflict Series Part 3

Nurturing Behaviors…

Trust & Respect = Acknowledge children’s right to their own feelings, friends, activities & opinions.  Promote independence & allow privacy.  Respect feelings for other parent.  Believe your children.

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Children and Conflict Series Part 2

Research Findings:

  • Studies consistently find that children with bi-nuclear families are as a group somewhat worse off than children of intact families.

~   Problems include: difficulty in school, behavior problems, negative self-concepts, problems with peers, and trouble with parents.

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