Kids in divorce are met with insurmountable hurdles – and with little resources. That being said, it really isn’t that hard to give kids key phrases to help them get out of uncomfortable situations..
If mom is asking Tommy to ask Dad for his child support – Tommy can just say “I’m just a kid!” In other words, I love you Mom, but you are making life impossible for me, so do not put me in this situation.
If Dad is asking for Tommy to be a snoop – Tommy can say “I’m just a kid.” So Dad, back off, I’m not your detective, I’m happy when I’m with you and I’m happy when I’m with mom.
I could keep going – remember parents, if you hear catch phrases like this – it’s probably time to talk to Tommy about something else. Hearing these key phrases should be a red flag that your child feels threatened or disturbed.
KFPS mission is to help kids cope with divorce. With a kids first, parent’s second approach, KFPS teaches parent’s to focus on what is truly important in their divorce, their children’s emotional well being.