Left Behind: Exposing the Myth Children Handle Divorce Well
Recent research by the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry notes that adult children of divorce are at a greater risk of suicide than those from stable households.
Finally understand the most important thing: even though you failed as a couple, you don’t necessarily have to fail as a parent. Talk to each other about how the kids are doing. There’s no getting around the truth of it all: divorce is going to be hard on your kids. But two grown people, acting like loving parents can soften the blow and minimize potential long-term damage.
Harry H. Harrison Jr. is a NYTIMES best selling parenting author with over 3.5 million books in print. He has been interviewed on over 25 television programs, and featured in over 75 local and national radio stations including NPR. His books are available in over thirty-five countries throughout Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Norway, South America, China, Saudi Arabia and in the Far East. For more information visit www.fearlessparenting.com.