David Kaplan, ACA past president and chief professional officer, recently shared tips for parents with Thrive Global.
In addition to providing helpful tips such as "Never send messages through your kids," Dr. Kaplan educated parents about the role(s) counselors can play:
"Some couples use a professional counselor who specializes in divorce counseling to help during this time. These counselors can assist in the transition for the family, ensure that everyone’s concerns and feelings are heard, and help to minimize pain and damage to the children. Professional counselors also serve as an unbiased third party for parents to navigate negative feelings toward each other, and to learn to cope with the loss of the marriage."
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