Coping with Divorce

Although divorce is a stressful and often emotionally painful and confusing process for families, conscientious efforts by parents to address their children’s emotional needs can assist them in coping with and recovering from this major life change.  Information about the impact of divorce upon children, as well as important “do’s and don’ts” can be found at the web site below.  Keeping your child’s pediatrician informed about the divorce, as well as his or her reactions to the situation, is also important.  Consider requesting an appointment with a mental health practitioner if your child or teen shows signs of anxiety, depression, difficulty coping with their feelings, or significant changes in behavior.