It is not uncommon for children to struggle with their parent’s divorce. While some children may take the news in stride, others may have a more difficult time adjusting. There are a number of signs that may indicate that your child is struggling with the divorce.
Your child may become withdrawn or quiet. They may stop participating in activities that they used to enjoy or have a hard time concentrating in school. You may also notice a change in their eating or sleeping habits.
Your child may express their feelings through their behavior. They may act out in school or at home, become disruptive, or get into fights with other kids. They may also start wetting the bed or having accidents after being potty trained.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to talk to your child about what they’re feeling. Let them know that it’s okay to feel sad, angry, or scared and encourage them to express their feelings. You can also talk to their teacher or school counselor to get additional support.