Why Kids First Parents Second?
The first day Jocelyn came into our K1 P2 seminar she was mad. She was mad because her mom and dad got divorced. Jocelyn was consumed by her feelings, she simply never felt like that before. At 6 years old, she did not quite understand what divorce meant and how it would affect her life. Jocelyn needed to understand anger.
Kids like Jocelyn will have strong emotions when mom and dad decide to live in separate homes. In the short term, children will have problems with anger, sadness and anxiety. Sadly there are little to no resources to help these kids.
At Kids First Parents Second, we talk to young children about how to handle anger and sadness. We talk to young children about quiet zones and making lemonade when all you see is lemons. We talk to young children about finding courage and asking questions. We talk to young children about finding a grandma, grandpa, teacher, counselor or friend to talk to. Older children are taught the art of journal writing and are given help with expressing and identifying emotions.
So why have your child attend the Kids First Parent Second Program? Most people will tell you that their children will be fine after mom and dad live in separate homes. Most people will say that because they believe that statement to be true. Most people also believe many teenagers are troubled because of what happened after mom and dad separated. To us, it seems that most people must have gotten it wrong somewhere. We must begin to help children before their problems can no longer go unnoticed.
We invite you to join us at Kids First Parents Second. We welcome you to join our community and create an environment for change. For more information visit us at kidsfirstparentssecond.org.