Archive for the 'Child Divorce Counseling' Category

Child teen stressors Scottsdale, Phoenix, Goodyear, Anthem Arizona

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Children of divorce suffer the most mental health and physical health issues due to “conflict” within the family( yelling, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse) unhealthy communication between parents.

Boys display more frustration and anger in relationship to divorce. Boys seem to act out behaviorally, be defiant, disrespectful, angry and more.

Girls typically display more symptoms of depression.

Best outcomes for children of divorce are healthy communication between parents and healthy behaviors that are displayed for your child.

The relationship before the divorce and the quality of the relationship between child and parent is the most important piece in navigating a child’s mental and physical health moving forward. The quality of the relationship is vital.

Parents biggest concern and worry is about their children and their emotional and mental health.

Finding a support system for children of divorced families is a priority. Many children of divorced families feel: anxious, angry, depressed, rejected, abandoned, have low self -esteem, blame themselves for the parents divorce, struggle with stress management, social skills, as well as academics and much more.

Another big concern was a child being over weight. Diabetes due to lack of exercise and poor diet and weight gain were huge concerns for parents.

Besides counseling for your child and family as well as parenting skills. One thing that is important is each parent taking care of themselves: physically, mentally, emotionally etc. teaches parents and gives them tips on how to manage stress at home and stress at work. Mood regulation skills, Behavior modification skills, skills to work with ones marital partner to reduce stress.

Learning specific tools will allow you to have the best interaction with your child and create the best space to help your child become balanced healthy, and successful in all aspects of his or her life: social, academics, family communication, work, college, and much more.

Articles are not to be taken as a substitute for professional advice or counseling.