Children and Separation
When parents decide to separate they need to take their
child’s feelings into
To help your child adjust to this loss, both parents should find the time to talk to him or her about their decision. The child needs to know that he or she is loved, will be taken care of and will still see the parent who is leaving. Visit your child’s school and let the class teacher and/or principal know that there are difficulties at home which may affect the child’s ability to pay attention in class. Ask the teacher to be a little more attentive to the child until the crisis has passed.
Children love both their parents and so become distressed when either
If you need help, contact:
• Your local clinic
•The Children’s Officer in your parish
• The Family Court In Kingston, Montego Bay or Lucea
• Your Pastor
• Guidance Counselor at your child’s school
•The Child Guidance Clinic, 55 Slipe Pen Road, Kingston 5
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