Parents & Family Mediation
Thousands of children have to suffer the consequences of divorce each year. Whether they are three years old, eleven or seventeen, your divorce is going to be hard on your child. Every divorce has large and looming consequences on all parties involved and children are no exception to this. Initially children will react in different ways, depending on their personalities.
Their reaction may involve shock, anger, sadness and/or frustration. But after the initial reaction, kids are capable of understanding and realizing the situation far better than many mature adults can. To make this process easier and a lot less complicated, parents should opt for family mediation . At Countrywidemediation.co.uk, we have moderators who able to handle a wide variety of clients and have a special emphasis on dealing with children.
There a lot of important things that divorcing couples should keep in mind vis-à-vis their children. First of all it should be an utmost priority to make sure that no conflict or heated discussions occur in front of children. Children, young ones as well as teenagers, are highly impressionable and fighting in front of them or keeping conflict visible in front of them will leave a lasting negative impact.
Any legal talk too should be done whenever children are not around. Another thing that needs to be taken into account is how exactly the divorce proceeding is affecting the day to day activities of your children. Care should be taken in insuring that the daily routines of your children are not disrupted at all. Another very significant thing that gets ignored a lot is assigning blame.
Any negative feelings or blame that you harbor for your spouse should never be discusses in front of children, those feelings are best suited for therapists, friends and other family members. Children should be never be forced or guided to choose a side as the presence of both the partners is important. And finally, regardless of your personal feelings towards your ex, it’s important for him/her to be a part of your child’s life. All of these issues are dealt with and taken into account when opting for mediation .
At countrywidemediation.co.uk, we have highly professional and qualified moderators who can deal with a variety of issues related to divorce and have a specialization in issues regarding children.
When adults go through the process of divorce, any help they can get is needed. Support from friends, parents and family members acts as a live saver and helps make this difficult, complicated and tedious process a little easier. But no matter what, you should never take support from your kids, even if they seem to want you to.
Instead, you should be the one providing them with emotional support. Making sure that you stay strong in front of your kids will go a long way in setting a positive example for them. By opting for mediation , you’ll be able to make the process of divorce a lot easier for yourself and your kids.