The time of separation and divorce can be a stressful time frame for parents and children. The Holmes Rahe Stress Scale rates divorce as second on a list of stressful life events. When ongoing conflict between the parents spills over onto the children, research as shown that children are known to have more emotional, social, and academic challenges.
The Divorce Counselor can assist a parent in navigating the process in a way that minimizes the negative impact on the family. The topics that can be covered during this process include: 1) Identifying divorce processes that are available; 2) Strategies for communicating with the co-parent; 3) Conflict Resolution Techniques; 4) Talking to the children about divorce and navigating their concerns; 5) Addressing the child’s developmental needs through the divorce process and afterward.