“Remember that children are grieving in their own way and they have this completely different perspective, because the parents are both their parents, so unless there’s been real difficulty with one parent, they’re feeling very sad about both of their parents, so don’t pit one parent against the other. It’s a difficult situation because you feel like they’re going to back you up and make you feel better and that isn’t the child’s responsibility.”
-Linda Simpson (Excerpt from the video)
If you’re going through divorce and have children, this could be a good video for you to watch.
Some of the issues that Linda Simpson covers include:
What emotions do the children go through?
What is over sharing with a child and why is it important to avoid doing so?
Are you using your child as a confidant?
Are there any signs to look out for as parents that will tell us that your child is not coping?
How can a parent going through divorce deal with the divorce process without involving the children?
What kind of concerns and worries do children of divorce bear?
ABOUT LINDA SIMPSON
“I take strength from your calm, your honesty, and the hope you give me for my future.” Cheryl
Linda is a fresh voice in the divorce advice world. She offers a pragmatic, common sense approach to life after divorce issues based on over twenty years surviving and thriving following a very traumatic divorce.
As a single parent, her sons are an enormous source of joy in her life. She is a loving mother and grandmother to four delightful grandchildren.
She holds a degree from the University of Waterloo with concentrations in sociology and philosophy and guidance counselling certification from Queen’s University.
She is an accredited trainer for The Peace Education Foundation, a leader in conflict resolution training. The institute is ‘dedicated to educating children and adults in the dynamics of conflict resolution and promoting peacemaking skills in home, schools, and community.’
In a long and successful teaching career, she also served as a counsellor and workshop facilitator for SEL (social emotional learning) programming and The Peace Education Foundation throughout her school and school district and was a frequent conference presenter for SUNY Potsdam Faculty of Education USA.
She writes for The Divorce Magazine UK and her blog is seen regularly on Huffington Post Canada where the focus is life after divorce and parenting issues.
She is a writer and poet and is presently at work on a book based on her divorce experience.