Book Review - Help your children cope with your divorce by Paula Hall

Children of all ages can be devastated by the news that their parents are splitting up.

Even those children who have been living in a highly conflictual situation are often shocked by their parents' final decision to separate.

For most children, separation means major changes to family life and often losing a parent. The long-term impacts of divorce are now widely recognised with increasing chances for children of problems at school, criminal behaviour, problems in their own relationships and mental illness.

This book will provide you with clear advice and guidance on how to minimise the impact of your relationship breakdown on your children. It includes an explanation of the age-specific issues that children face when they find out their family is breaking up, professional comment, stories, and quotes from children. There are also checklists and case studies.

The book also acknowledges the personal difficulties faced by the adult who has made the decision to leave, as well as the adult who feels they are being abandoned. This sensitive, accessible book is a must for all parents going through divorce or separation who are concerned for their children and want to put them first.

At www.familymediationandmentoring.co.uk we are qualified to speak with children as part of a process called child inclusive family mediation. This process can be a really effective way to give children a voice in their parents divorce/separation. If you would like to know more about this you can book a free call on the booking page of our website, call us on 0800 206 2258 or email us at hello@familymandm.co.uk.

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