Divorce is Hardest on the Kids! 3 Symptoms & 3 Things You Can Do to Buffer Your Child’s Stress, Counseling Upland, CA

Divorce counseling for families Glendora, CA

“I don’t want you and daddy to get a divorce.”

When children go through a divorce they can develop certain symptoms: (What to look for)

1. Anxiety

2. Concentration difficulties

3. Acting out

 3 Things you can do to buffer your child’s stress:

1. Put their needs first and make sure you are physically and emotionally available.

2. Create an atmosphere of openness and acceptance of feelings. Answer your child’s questions age appropriately.

3. Speak with your child’s teacher so that they are aware of your child’s home situation and so that they can better support your child at school and/or be aware of any changes in behavior or academic performance.

If you put these 3 steps into effect, your child may have better success at coping with your divorce.

*Make sure to get your own needs met so you can parent from a healthy place…

 

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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