Children's fantasy of parents reuniting

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Children both young and old actually will still have fantasies of their parents reunited and coming back together as a family. What you can do as a parent is be consistent with your message. Let them know I know you don´t like this, I know you don´t agree with this but this is the decision that´s been made. Anticipate having to say that over and over and over. Be consistent with your message. Keep saying the same thing like a broken record. I know you don´t like this but this is the decision that´s been made. Listen and talk with your children. Let them know I want to talk about how our lives are changing. How are you feeling? Let´s talk about it. It let´s them that know you care about their feelings and that although divorce is happening and it´s not going to back, that you care about how they feel. Children need to know that no matter what they are loved and safe.

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Katherine Sellwood, PsyD

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Dr. Katherine Sellwood is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Encino, California, who specializes in child, adult and forensic family psychology. She began her Master's Degree training at Pepperdine University, continuing her education at C.S.P.P. to obtain a Doctoral Degree in the field of Clinical Psychology. Since entering the field in 1996, Dr. Sellwood has garnered a diverse professional background that includes working as an elementary and middle school counselor, college and regional center disabilities specialist, executive director of a non-profit organization in psychology, consulting psychologist at hospitals and in-patient medical facilities, and an academic Professor of Psychology at several graduate schools. Dr. Sellwood has been a guest lecturer presenting topics that include: anger management, early childhood development, play therapy techniques, taking a stand against teenage violence, developing resilience, treating children of divorce, loss and grief, adolescent girls and disordered body images, understanding behavioral difficulties.

Dr. Sellwood holds a license in clinical psychology through the state of California. She is on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Psychology. Her professional affiliations also include The American Psychological Association, The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and The American Academy of Clinical Psychology. She has received professional honors and recognition through the Psy Chi National Honor Society of Psychology, the California Senate for excellence in school counseling, student nominated Who’s Who of America’s Teachers, and peer nominated Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving.

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