Help your child cope with divorce – it matters for their mental health

Divorce triggers feelings of shame, anger, anxiety, profound loss
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What you need to know:

  • Children who are already in problematic homes prior to the divorce usually suffer more.
  • The more intense and frequent arguments and fights between parents, the more the children are likely to experience psychological problems after divorce.
  • It is critical for parents to reassure their kinds that the divorce or separation will not injure parental care, love, emotional, social, and physical development.

According to psychologist Ken Munyua, children of divorcees will either suffer for a while and recover, or the impact of the divorce will last into their adulthood.

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