You can solve problems sometimes by talking about them with your children. But there will always be things that you just can’t change, like your divorce. This will be hard for your kids to handle. This section will help you talk to them about the things you can and cannot change.
You can help your child understand their feelings about a situation by listening and asking questions:
Your kids might not always know why they’re worried. If you ask them questions, it will help them think things through. Be patient with them and let them figure things out for themselves.
When you figure out what a problem is, you can move on to problem solving:
Not all children will want to talk about their feelings. Don’t push them into talking. Tell them you’re there for them and show your love with a hug.
You will probably make mistakes and that’s OK! If you’re trying to help your children understand and express their feelings, your positive approach will outweigh any little mistakes. You might even be able to use these same steps to help work through your own feelings.