Post divorce dating kids
Get feedback from teachers, coaches and other adults in the child’s life and let them know about the divorce.
Get an evaluation if the child is continuing to be withdrawn, since this may be a red flag for an underlying condition.
The child may be clinically depressed and need intervention.
Several students developed eating disorders after their parents’ divorces and one ended up in a hospital for several months. Check for signs of impairment from drugs or alcohol usage. It is better to nip these destructive tendencies in the bud, rather than do a series of stints in rehab, like some celebrities.
A divorce is a difficult and stressful life event for any person to go through.
During the process or after, you may be experiencing a sense of freedom that you haven't felt in quite some time, and the thought of getting back into the dating world might cross your mind.
Some express what is not working out with visitation or other divorce concerns.
A few may want their bottle again or speak in baby talk. If a child was sleeping through the night, she may wake up and want to come into a parent’s room. One four year old started having frightening dreams of giants chasing her after her parent’s divorce.A second grader started pulling out his eyelashes due to stress.He saw a child psychologist for short-term therapy which ended this abnormal behavior and gave him strategies to deal with his volatile world. Some children revert back to more infantile behavior after their parents’ divorce.Are they secretive or is money missing from around the house? If new friends are a bad influence, see what can be changed, such as enrolling in a different school, or a summer away from home at the grandparents’ summer cottage. How can you make the divorce process easier on children?Expect temporary upsets with children’s behavior post-divorce and grant them some leeway.
Imagine a life filled with fun, freedom, and dating after divorce.