Raleigh Divorce Law Firm
Get help resolving family law issues now. Call for a consultation:

PLEASE NOTE: Our office is open for business as usual but in these unprecedented times, the team at Raleigh Divorce Law Firm is taking proactive steps to protect our team, clients and colleagues as well as do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We have taken measures to limit the number of people physically in the office and have been working with clients to handle meetings by phone and utilize other technological methods to communicate when necessary. Our office location does not share space with any other businesses so there is a limited amount of traffic in and out of the office. We sanitize our conference rooms after each use so they are clean and ready for the next client.

There are currently courthouse policies state-wide that involve the postponing of trial dates within the next thirty days and we are working diligently to make sure our existing clients are notified about this and to reschedule any affected court dates. We continue to remain committed to providing quality legal services. Our phone and computer systems have the ability to operate remotely, should that become necessary at any point in the future. Additionally, we utilize a secure network and have an IT team dedicated to protecting our client’s privacy and security while allowing our attorneys, paralegals, and staff the opportunity to work from home if needed.

If you are a current client of the firm or a prospective client, please be assured that we continue to have the ability to effectively represent you. Please feel free to call or email us anytime, and we will continue to be available to serve your needs.

What do you do when your child is angry about the divorce?

Children react to their parents divorcing in many different ways. They often feel a wide range of mixed emotions, including sadness and confusion. Unfortunately, this mix of emotions can often manifest in children acting out in anger.

So, what should parents do when their child is angry about the divorce?

Make sure they know they are loved

Even if children are angry and acting out, parents must make sure their children know that they are still loved. Parents can do this by:

  • Continuing to vocalize and show affection to their children;
  • Showing interest in their activities or their interests to connect with them; and
  • Talking with them about how they are feeling and showing understanding.

Regardless of their age, a child's anger over a divorce is often rooted in fear about the future. Showing children that their parents' love for them has not changed can help them overcome that fear.

Don't take things personally

Children might often lash out in anger with hurtful words. It is critical to use the proper strategies to prevent this behavior from becoming the norm.

However, most of the time, these words are not personal. In a divorce, children are rarely angry at their parents. They are usually only angry and scared about the situation. Parents should remember this whenever their child acts out.

Don't engage in arguments

One critical way parents can avoid arguments with angry children is not taking what their children say personally and engaging in an argument with their child. Children might shout or say things they don't mean so they can get a rise out of their parents. It is important for parents not to let their child's anger influence their own.

Engaging in arguments with angry children often only makes the situation worse. Try to de-escalate their anger and talk calmly with them.

Keep trying

If a child's anger becomes aggressive and destructive, it might be necessary for parents to take measures to mitigate that anger, whether through a different parenting strategy or professional assistance. However, children often only need time to work through their feelings. Parents must keep trying and loving their children, even through the difficult times after a divorce.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Schedule A Consult

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

8341 Bandford Way, Suite 1
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 919-256-3970
Fax: 919-256-3971
Raleigh Law Office Map