Taking care of your children
While divorce, separation, or custody change is difficult on you, it's especially challenging for your children. Everything that they've come to rely on day-to-day can be turned suddenly — and dramatically — upside down. While your children need you to take care of yourself, they also need lots of support and guidance through this particularly stressful time in their lives.
The following resources give you an overview of what you can do to help your children through the transition.
Get more information on the effects of family transition on children, and what you can do to help.
Take steps to strengthen your relationships with your children during a family transition.
Get tips for talking to your children about the transition, the right way.
Help your child deal manage their anger and channel it into more positive action.
Healthy Children — Get additional information to help you make informed decisions for the children, teenagers, and young adults in your care.
Parenting — University of Wisconsin Extension — Parenting newsletters on children's ages and stages. Available in English and Spanish.
Parenting 24/7 — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Comprehensive website on raising children and managing family life.