Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Children and Divorce

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, but it can be an especially hard on children. However, there are ways parents can help their kids through these rough times. Author Max Sindell watched his parents divorce as a child. He has since written about his experience so that parents may better help their own kids. He has set out seven rights that all kids should have after a divorce.

1. The right to feel safe and secure
2. The right to awareness
3. The right to counseling
4. The right to be heard
5. The right to be independent
6. The right to remain neutral
7. The right to private communication

For more information see Max Sindell’s article, When Parents Part Ways: Smart Steps to Protect the Basic Rights of Children Dealing with Divorce, in the January 2008 edition of the Austin Family magazine.