How to Co-Parent Successfully after Divorce

How to Co-Parent Successfully after Divorce

Divorces involving children can be especially challenging- and draining, for all parties involved.  While you may have seen the writing on the walls for some time, a divorce often feels very sudden to the children involved. The sudden breakdown of the family structure after a divorce can be traumatic for children. Children often experience feelings of abandonment, confusion and loss....[ read more ]

Self esteem – a different kind of loss

Sometimes people only think of a loss in terms of death. However, there are so many different losses that people experience. One of the losses not commonly thought of is the loss of self esteem. This article written by the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health division explains how self esteem impacts our lives and how the loss of...[ read more ]

Teen suicide-risk and protective factors

“Temperament, family and community all have a role” according to Dr. Nadine Kaslow. In her article, Dr. Kaslow explores the risk and protective factors of teen suicide. Risk factors are things that increase the likelihood that a child will engage in suicidal behavior and the protective factors are things that reduce the risk. Risk factors: A recent or serious loss....[ read more ]

Play therapy can help children process divorce

Play therapy can help children cope with divorce. Even in the most amicable of separations, children feel the effects of divorce. They experience the stress of their parents, as well as their own anxiety and fears, whether conscious or unconscious, about a number of questions. For example: “Was it my fault? Will I get to see mommy or daddy when...[ read more ]