You are not the only one who needs support and divorce help. Your children need them too. Do not take this for granted and make sure that you, as a responsible parent, would do everything to make your kids’ life less complicated than it already is.
Some children may feel uneasy talking to their parents after separation. This may be due to the anger or anxiety they are feeling, or simply because they do not want to add up to their mom or dad’s troubles. Whatever the reason is, it would be a great help if you create and enlist a support group for your children to whom they may feel more relaxed to talk to.
Make sure that you tell the people who always deal with your children the real situation in the family. Teachers in particular, should be aware of the circumstances in the house so they can properly help the children cope. Other key people in your kids’ lives should be made aware too, so you can discuss the best way on how to support your children.
Relatives – Aunts, uncles, and grandparents may be able to help your children cope with their stress. They may be close to a specific aunt whom they would be willing open their hearts out. This will be good for them. They could release some tension, and you on the other hand could also know on how to deal with them better.
Teachers and counselors – Since children spend a lot of time in school, teachers and counselors would be able to monitor your children closely and watch their behavior. They could provide moral guidance to them too.
Professionals – A therapist has the professional knowledge on how to help children cope with stress. A one-on-one counseling may be very helpful in case your children seem to need one.