When a Family Has Changed…

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When changes occur in families due to divorce, death, or relocation, children often feel frightened. The first and foremost thing you can do is to provide the same structure and consistency that you always have. If you are constantly providing the same love and care you have all of the child’s life, it will make them feel as if not much has changed. Keeping their minds busy will help them in the healing process. It is hard knowing that you won’t see your mom and dad every morning when you wake up, but as you get older you learn to adapt to the situation.

For students who have parents going through a divorce, it’s important that these students know that they are valued. I personally know what it is like when you don’t have both of your parents together. You may even envy families who are together as a whole. You have to be strong enough to look past the fact that if they forced each other to stay together neither of them would be happy anymore in their lives. My parents have been apart since I was a baby so that is all I have grown up to know. That may not be your situation because divorces can occur at any time. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene.  If your family is going through a major change, make sure to talk to a trusted friend or family member if you feel like you want to talk.

By: Emma Niese

Short URL: http://voice.lp.noacsc.org/?p=14819

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