Science-Backed Guide for Supporting Your Child Through Divorce

Center Aligned Iframe

Episode 7: 


In the journey of parenting through separation, our primary focus is the well-being and thriving of our children amidst significant changes. In this empowering and insightful episode of the "My Thriving Child Podcast," I, Hannah—a therapist, coach, and separated mom—delve deeply into science-backed strategies to help our children not only navigate their parents' divorce but truly thrive.

Drawing from my extensive expertise in psychology and child development, this episode is structured around an adapted model of my child well-being framework. This framework is specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of children experiencing parental separation, ensuring they receive the support and guidance essential for their emotional growth and stability during this challenging time. Tune in to discover practical tools, evidence-based insights, and empowering perspectives to foster your child's resilience and thriving throughout the divorce journey.

What You Will Learn:

  • Building a Foundation of Well-Being: Discover the critical levels of well-being your child needs, starting from basic physiological needs to the pinnacle of self-esteem, and how each level supports their overall thriving.
  • Empowering with Control and Autonomy: Learn how providing your child with a sense of control and involvement in decisions can significantly enhance their mental health and resilience.

Join me as we explore:

  • A detailed breakdown of the adapted well-being framework, explaining each level's significance and how it contributes to your child's thriving post-separation.
  • Practical tips and strategies for ensuring your child's basic needs are met, fostering secure attachments, providing certainty and predictability, and encouraging interconnectedness with a broader support network.
  • The importance of nurturing your child's self-esteem as the ultimate goal, enabled by a solid foundation built on the lower levels of the well-being pyramid.

Here's a Snapshot of What We Covered:

  • [00:01:00] An introduction to the adapted well-being pyramid and its relevance to children of separated parents.
  • [00:02:00] Insight into the foundational level of physiological needs and the importance of secure attachment for your child's sense of safety.
  • [00:03:00] The role of certainty and predictability in reducing anxiety and fostering a stable environment for your child.
  • [00:04:00] Strategies to grant your child control and autonomy, enhancing their sense of agency amidst the changes in their family structure.
  • [00:05:00] The significance of interconnectedness in providing emotional support and stability, leading to the cultivation of a healthy self-esteem.

This episode is a comprehensive guide for any separated mum looking to support her child through the transition of divorce, ensuring they are equipped to face the future with confidence and resilience.

Elevate your understanding with my comprehensive guide, offering a step-by-step roadmap to implement the Wellbeing Pyramid in your child's life-

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