Despite divorce being on the increase around the world, parents often feel at a loss when searching for practical support particularly around handling the damaging effects to their children.
You probably feel overwhelmed, confused, afraid, resentful, or completely frozen in panic about how to handle the changes in your family’s way of life and incredibly guilty about what’s happened. You probably lie awake at night worrying about the affects the divorce has had on your children.
And the reason I know how you feel is because I have been through this experience myself with my children so I know first hand how you feel.
But I want you to remember: Divorce is a process not an event and divorce needn’t be like this.
You can make positive, healthy choices during this very emotional time and make the transition less painful for everyone.
Lots of children I’ve worked with often blame themselves for the break up but your child’s self esteem and self confidence needn’t be damaged, dented or bruised long term through the very painful, and often traumatic, process.
I’ve worked with many parents and children and my ‘5 Step Self Esteem Solution Workshop’ is a lovely way to nurture your child’s self esteem, have fun exploring what is important to them, and to look at practical ways to support them at home and at school during the changes.
The key element that makes all the difference is that we look at life from their perspective.
Children often feel un-heard during the divorce process and feel isolated and excluded in all the major changes. They feel frightened, unsure and uncertain about what’s happening to them and my informal & relaxed workshop offers them a way to feel heard, supported and nurtured.
Working alongside you, and other children going through the same experience, we have fun, explore what’s working/not working from their perspective and explore new ways to do things that will bring back a sense of security and happiness for them.
It’s never easy when a marriage or significant relationship ends, whatever the reason for the split, and whether you wanted it or not, the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings for your whole family.
A bad marriage can make parenting and life in general incredibly stressful and you probably have said and done things you regret, looking back in hindsight.
But it’s not about pointing the finger of blame towards anyone, particularly yourself, or about driving forward constantly looking in the rear view mirror.
It’s now about creating a positive, hopeful, stable and secure future for yourself and for your children.
The loss of the family structure can be incredibly upsetting and distressing for everyone involved as divorce is a major change but there are plenty of things you can do to get through this difficult time and to move forward.
Learning how to create a simple poster around my 5 Steps Questions we will transform your child’s confidence, give you some tangible and practical ways to help them through the transition and give you some simple, loving ways to nurture their self esteem so their self confidence is not damaged permanently by the experience.
My ‘5 Step Self Esteem Solution Workshop’ will deepen your relationships, strengthen your bonds and give you all a sense of clarity quickly and easily.
Lots of parents pop their child’s poster up in the kitchen and add personal photos and pictures to make it look unique & special and what’s so wonderful is that it keeps growing and changing as your child grows and changes too and things settle down.
My simple & practical 5 Step Self Esteem Workshop typically has five sections:
Step 1 – Looking at what your child is good at, has achieved and is proud of.
Step 2 – Looking at what other people love, respect & admire about them. ( Daddy, Grandma, Auntie etc)
Step 3 – Looking at what’s important to them.
Step 4 – Looking at ways to support them.
Step 5 – Looking at what’s working / not working.
If you would like to speak with me to find out more call me on 01883 818329 or book online NOW to relax – knowing you have a tried and tested way to help your children through this difficult time.
Here’s what people have kindly said about working with me:
“Sue’s workshops with kids are truly inspirational. We saw the transformation in our son after only a fun filled morning with Sue and for that we are eternally grateful. He now seems to stand taller, speak louder and have more fun in his life”
Shona McDonald from Poole in Dorset
“Fantastic! That’s all I can say. My son had a great time and has come home excited, upbeat and full of genuine inner confidence. He’s learnt strategies, and techniques to make himself feel more confident in stressful and nervous situations which I know he’ll always remember – specially the one about the duck!!”
Yasmin Patel mum of Mahesh and Maya from Southall
“I had a lot of fun and learnt loads”
Sophie Eaton aged 7
‘I liked it when Mum told me what she loved and admired about me – I never knew that before. It felt good.’
Ruth Massey aged 10
‘I know that I’ll be able to handle Saturdays better now when I go to Dad’s’
Stephen Richards aged 15