Ask children what they want and the answer’s clear: over 90% want their parents to stay together, and about 90% say that, after separation, they want to see lots or equal amounts of both of their parents. Perhaps unsurprisingly, science shows that kids know what’s best for them.
Adversarial family separations cause harm to children, especially when family courts become involved. Don’t make a lawyer your first port of call, or be overly influenced by the bad experiences of your friends or family. There are many professionals and many websites today that can really help you and your children.
October 12-18 is Family Separation Awareness Week, drawing attention to this widespread social issue and the particularly harmful effects it has on the health and long-term welfare of children and their families – as well as its impact upon society as a whole.
October 11th, 2016
Family separation is one of the greatest contributors to major childhood trauma: the impact on children is lifelong and often extreme.