Many children of divorce feel caught in the middle of their parent’s battles during the holiday season. Holidays should be a time for kids to experience the love, joy and magic. Instead, many children are confused, frustrated, sad and angry.
The stress divorce causes children during the holidays
The holiday season may be more difficult than usual for children of divorced or separated families.
- The excess chaos may cause children to feel anxious.
- Children may feel caught in the middle if their parents fight about who spends what time where.
- They may feel resentful when they must leave friends and family to stay with a non-custodial parent.