No matter the age, children of divorced parents can take it upon themselves to carry the blame for the break-up of the family. They think if they behaved better, listened better, got better grades, helped out more, then things would not have gotten so bad at home. Obviously, this is not true… the responsibility for the divorce rests solely on the parents, and it is also their responsibility to help their children cope with the divorce.
Your child’s self-esteem is their mental foundation. A self-assured child is successful, confident, happy, secure and well-adjusted. They tend to be able to solve problems that come their way easier, and under the umbrella of loving nurturing parents, their self-esteem will thrive.
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