Tips for Coping with Divorce

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        Tips for Coping with Divorce

        #1

        Spend quiet time with your child just snuggling and letting him know how much you love him.

        #2

        Assure your child that a divorce is a grown-up issue and he did nothing to cause the divorce.

        #3

        Look at a calendar together as you talk about where your child will be on each day.

        #4

        Take time to talk and listen to your child's questions and concerns.

        #5

        Ask, "How are you feeling?" If she can't tell you, give her some crayons and paper and ask, "Can you draw a picture that shows how you feel?"

        #6

        Spend time just having fun. Take turns tossing a ball into a bucket or making a fort with blocks. Remind your child that, no matter what, she can still do things she likes.