The uncertainty of life after divorce often causes children to worry. The family unit they counted on is breaking apart. Children need an emotional reassurance as well as having a physical comfort and to understand they can rely on both parents. This is not always easy while splitting up into two new households, but it is important to be amicable when talking with your children about the separation or divorce.
It is important to let your children have their say about what they want to happen because children often like to share with you their thoughts on what they think should happen. At 1st For Mediation we can make the happen by involving your children (depending on their ages) in one of the Mediation sessions. However this is only an option.
We assure them that their views will be taken into account as far as possible. We feed back to parents in a mediation session any problems the children may feel should be considered. This information can then form part of the plan when parents are deciding on what will happen in the future.