Children suffer from separation. Whether by death or divorce, the reality of dealing with a separation from normal life is real for children. Children need to be counseled and guided through this difficult times of separation and adjustment.
The article, “Helping children to cope with separation and grief” by Sheila Wayman states,
“It’s important for us to think about separation, not as an event in a child’s life but as a process over years, says Nixon. Often preceding the separation, there is a deterioration or breakdown of the parents’ relationship. Then after the separation there is a period of reorganisation, “maybe chaos”, around living arrangements and access to parents.”
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