In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families.
You remember the living hell that your divorce was.
And if you really work at it, you can even vaguely remember how you were once head-over-heals in love with your ex.
There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
Q: I'm a divorced parent and I plan to begin dating again.
For example, plan to meet your date at the movie theater or restaurant instead of at your house.
And when you tell your son that you are going out, emphasize what you're going to do instead of with whom.
How can I help my 9-year-old son feel comfortable with this decision?
A: Actually, the best thing for you to do would be to leave your son out of it.
But to avoid putting yourself and your kids through another round of family drama, you have to be very aware of what you're doing -- just like you were during your divorce.