Concerned parents who are considering divorce should consider how a split will affect their children. Although divorce can be challenging for the whole family, children do have the capacity to be happy following a separation.
According to the author of "Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings," parents should put their children's needs first and follow the 7 C's: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control. Parents can help kids learn to cope with divorce in a healthy manner by learning these seven key skills. However, there are other helpful practices parents may implement in addition to instilling the 7 C's.