Divorce can bring out the worst in people. It can cause even an exceptional parent to lose focus on what is best for his or her children, which in turn can cause the children to feel mistreated.
Some parents can’t separate their bad feelings for an ex-spouse from their feelings for their children. When those negative feelings bleed over, their relationship with their child(ren) is fractured.
A parent can turn their child’s anger over the divorce into acceptance if they are there to help their child cope with the stress of divorce. It’s important that divorced parents put away their own anger and hurt feelings in order to heal the relationship with their child.
A parent needs to set standards for themselves that will help meet their child’s needs. These standards, along with the help of a therapist can be very helpful when attempting to heal a relationship with an angry child.
Below are 11 guidelines for dealing with a child who is angry about your divorce:
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