A WORKSHOP ON HOW DIVORCE AFFECTS CHILDREN AND WHAT PARENTS CAN DO ABOUT IT.
I didn't set out to be a divorced parent, but I did set out to be the best parent I could be. Which meant I had some soul searching to do after my divorce to make sure I understood what went wrong in my marriage and what I needed to do to repair the brokenness for my kids. Even if divorce is the best thing that ever happened to you, to children, it's a traumatic upheaval of the life they know and trust.
Without guidance and support, children can learn from divorce:
unhealthy perspectives on commitment, relationships and marriage
that nothing is safe and secure
that family is expendable
that yelling and screaming is how you communicate your needs
how to blame, begrudge and hold on to anger and resentment
Consider the statistic that 35% of children of divorce end up getting divorced themselves.
BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
There are many powerfully positive lessons we can teach our children about our divorce. Lessons about:
self love, self respect and self care
understanding and communicating our needs
how to fail successfully
happiness, positivity and forgiveness
These lessons don't happen magically, and we need to be aware of them and LIVE them ourselves.
Children learn the most from what we do, not what we say.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW TO INTEGRATE THESE LESSONS INTO YOUR LIFE AND TEACH THEM TO YOUR CHILDREN?