Kids and Divorce

Go to any bookstore or library, and you will see a plethora of resources on how to conduct, survive, execute, and recover from a divorce. However, there aren’t as many good resources on the topic of kids and divorce. Video Nurse takes a look at an article on the Mayo Clinic on the topic, to help those of you who are divorcing and have children.

I noticed there are some great books for younger children to help parents broach the topic of divorce, addressing a younger child’s propensity to believe the breakup has to do with him or her, and talking about the fears young children may have about what will happen to their parents as well as where they will live. There aren’t so many books just for older children or teens, and certainly even less for young adults. Many of the adult children of divorce are still figuring out how our parents’ divorces affected us, and how the positive and negative outcomes play out in our own relationships. Parents themselves may be trying to figure out how the law affects their children, yet are also emotionally conflicted about the decisions their older children will make in regards to who they will live with.

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By Imei Hsu

Imei Hsu is a mental health counselor, active retired RN, AIP Coach and PN1-NC, writer, triathlete and arts promoter in the Seattle area and through online services. With 30+ years in healthcare (22+ years in mental health), Imei has a commitment to helping people discover insight into their health, relationships, and connecting. She is the owner of Seattle Direct Counseling and the blog, a presenter and speaker on a variety of psychological topics, and a positive force on the Internet. She launched her personal project, My Allergy Advocate, in 2018. Imei is a two-time Ironman Finisher (Mont-Tremblant 2016, Ironman Canada 2018); she also finished her first ultramarathon in 2017 and has gone on to race the 100K distance while preparing for 100 Mile trail races and a backyard ultra. You can find her running everywhere and eating all the thingz, watching movies, camping under the stars, and cooking real food.

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