If you are in the process of getting divorced, and your school-aged child is having difficulty with the idea of the way of life they will be dealing with, you may have considered taking them for counseling to help in talking through their feelings about the matter. Your child may be quite anxious about the prospect
Talk To Your Child About What A Session Entails
Fear or worry about the unknown is likely to be weighing heavily on your child's mind if they are alerted about a session with a counselor. It is best, however, not to spring the meeting upon your child without telling them about it first. Explain to your child that you had scheduled an appointment for them to discuss the divorce with someone other than yourself or your spouse. Make sure they know the session is in confidence, meaning they can speak freely without worry that you or your spouse will find out what they had discussed.
Interview A Few Counselors With Your Child
One way to help your child relax with the prospect of counseling sessions is by having them get involved in finding the right person to talk to. Make a few appointments with different counselors in your area. Bring your child to meet these prospective counselors so they can talk with them with you in the room. Your child may take
Make The Day Of A Session Fun For The Child
Let your child know that after their appointment with the therapist is over, you will spend some one-on-one time with them doing an activity of their choosing. This "reward" will make the