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In the final part of this series Adele Theron (Naked Divorce) provides you with more practical tips on easying the stress on your children post divorce.


Steps to reduce traumatic effects of a divorce on your children ● Support your children by helping them express emotions, and commit to truly listening to these feelings without getting defensive. Your next job is reassurance—assuaging fears, straightening misunderstandings, and showing your unconditional love. The bottom line? Kids need to know that your divorce isn’t their fault


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● Be honest about the potential for emotional trauma on each of your kids. Some children respond to adversity by withdrawing emotionally or freezing. These quiet children may be more upset, and in greater need of help, than children whose emotional upset is obvious ● Allow your children to communicate openly - For kids, divorce can feel like loss: the loss of a parent, the loss of the life they know. You can help your children


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