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How To Help Your Child Overcome Their Anxiety About Your Divorce

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Conversations About Divorce

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Your divorce is about you and your spouse ending your marriage but how you do this and how you parent with your STBX after your divorce will have a profound impact on your child no matter their age. One thing you can be sure of: your divorce WILL make your child anxious.

One challenge is that your child may not express their true feelings to you and even if they do tell you it's no big deal because most of their friends' parents are divorced, or that they understand that life may be better, the change in circumstances is going to cause them some anxiety.

So if your child isn't talking, how do you recognize that they are anxious?

Is there a difference between the child who has had a history of anxiety and the child who has up until the divorce appeared to be care-free?

Is it just a matter of giving them time to adapt and get used to the new family structure or do children do better with more proactive interventions?

Joining me for this Conversations About Divorce is Bonnie Zucker, Psy. D, one of the nation's leading experts in the treatment of childhood anxiety. Zucker is the author of Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide For Parents And Children.

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