Children of divorce--often during the divorce itself--and often afterwards as well when there is high conflict--experience anxiety. Many parents are not equipped to help their children deal with anxiety. Parents can feel helpless and overwhelmed. This, of course, usually makes everything worse.
A newsletter, Hey Sigmund, has some helpful advice for parents to help their children deal with anxiety. [These strategies will help adults who are anxious as well.] See "Building Emotional Intelligence: What to Say to Children When They Are Anxious" Posted September 1, 2015 by Hey Sigmund.
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