Coping with divorce

Rebecca Eberlin, PhD Psychologist, shares advice for parents on two important ways that they can help their children cope with divorce and facilitate the transition process for their kids
Tips For Helping Kids Cope With Divorce
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Coping with divorce

Comment
917
Like
917
Transcription: 
Children navigating divorce really need a particular set of skills that they can fall back on. Two pop into my mind right away. The first is learning how to successfully transition between mom and dad’s homes. This is often one of the hardest things that children and their parents go through. It requires kids to be organized, it requires parents to be organized, but it also requires setting up an environment where children feel contained, safe, secure and loved. So helping your child successfully transition from one home to the next is extremely important. Another really important coping skill that children navigating divorce need is learning to accept that the divorce is not their fault and that it’s not their job to make their parents happy. And this requires a certain set of problem solving skills, whether it’s being able to navigate an argument with their parents or being able to stand up for themselves and simply remind their parents that this is an adult issue and not something that they should really be involved in.

Rebecca Eberlin, PhD Psychologist, shares advice for parents on two important ways that they can help their children cope with divorce and facilitate the transition process for their kids

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Rebecca Eberlin, PhD

Psychologist

I am a California state licensed psychologist, who specializes in providing evidence-based treatment and assessment to children, adults and families with a variety of emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges.

A proud Wolverine, I graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Political Science. I then returned to California and completed my Doctoral training at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Sharp HealthCare, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Children’s Health Council.

I relocated to Los Angeles in the summer of 2011 to conduct prevention-focused research at UCLA’s Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the Global Center for Children and Families. During my time at UCLA, I became the lead psychologist and Director of Services and Operations at the UCLA Family Commons in Santa Monica.

Throughout the course of my career, my research and treatment interests have included working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with behavioral and emotional challenges, such as depression, anxiety, impulse control disorders, developmental disabilities and other family-based issues. I also conduct parent education seminars that focus on a wide variety of issues including resiliency, stress, relationships, social media and friendship and bullying.

While my primary location is West Los Angeles, I also have offices in Northern California. If you are interested in obtaining coaching or cognitive testing services in the Bay Area, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please please visit my website to learn more about me, my practice and how therapy can work for you.

More Parenting Videos from Rebecca Eberlin, PhD >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter