It can be difficult to tell if your child is having difficulty adjusting to divorce. Some children may act out in school or at home, while others may withdraw and become withdrawn. Here are some signs to look for that may indicate your child is having difficulty adjusting:
Your child is having difficulty in school. He or she may be having trouble concentrating, or the grades may have slipped.
Your child is having behavior problems. He or she may be acting out at home or at school, or may be having problems with friends.
Your child is withdrawn and doesn’t want to participate in activities that he or she used to enjoy.
Your child is having trouble sleeping, or may have nightmares.
Your child is sad and cries more than usual.
Your child is angry and has outbursts of anger.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to talk to your child’s teacher, pediatrician, or a counselor who can help your child deal with the divorce.