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A Child's Divorce Poem for Parents

 

 

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A Child's Real Feelings about Divorce

 

When a parent who's separating or getting divorced leaves the home, a child is filled with questions he may not know how to ask.

A Child's Questions about Divorce

  1. What will happen to me?
  2. Is the divorce my fault?
  3. When will I see my other parent?
  4. Will my parents marry someone else?
  5. Will my other parent forget about me?
  6. Do I have to take sides?
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I'm Half of Dad.

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I'm Half of Mom


What Children of Divorce Really Want:

  • Their parents to stay married
  • Their parents to stop fighting and get along
  • Their parents to keep visits
  • Their parents to allow them to love both parents
  • Their parents to avoid bad-mouthing each other
  • Their parents to keep them out of the middle
  • To feel safe, secure, and loved

Our parenting gift today is a poem that looks at divorce through the eyes of a child. It is a reminder for parents of what they can do to help their children deal with the loss of their original  family.

Along with the poem is a checklist of 7 helpful questions.

Download A Child's Poem  "Don't Forget Me," by inserting the code word:

POETIC

Consider saving it to a binder to refer to whenever you need it.

 

Please let me know if this was helpful by commenting below:

Thank you so much.

With warm wishes, 

Jean Tracy, MSS

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