I am getting divorced, with all of the financial changes – how can I help my children?

When facing a downsizing of living arrangements or a reduction in income, remember that kids will role model our attitudes about money and things. A friend of mine once said: “are you a stuff person or an experience person?”. Although kids may seem to be attached to material things, what they really love and crave is your time. And that doesn’t cost anything. This is not to say that the financial adjustments that often accompany the early days of divorce are easy, but with the right frame of mind and positive outcome, it doesn’t have to have a long-term emotional impact on your kids. A new home can be an opportunity for a fresh start. Teaching our children to be resilient and to be able to adapt to life’s changing situations – that’s a life lesson they’ll keep with them forever.