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Ways Tennessee teachers can help children of divorce

Teachers play a significant role in the lives of their students. Astute educators can usually spot when a child is going through a rough time as some kids do when their parents are in the throes of divorce. Tennessee teachers are in a position to help these kids perhaps more than they realize. Sometimes all these children need is some compassion and understanding.

Children thrive when the have consistency in their lives, and for eight hours a day during the week they're in school and have a routine. The routine the classroom setting provides is affirming and settling in itself. Since kids are with their teachers for so many hours, teachers are in a position to spot what may indicate problems like changes in behavior, acting out or appearing overly stressed.

Students who trust their teachers may open up and discuss how divorce is affecting them. With that information, a teacher may not only be able to help the child feel better about the situation, but also may be able to talk to parents and reiterate how their divorce is affecting their child and reinforce the fact that the child's best interests should always be in the foreground. A teachers can be a positive light in an otherwise sad time for a child.

Divorce is a difficult, life-altering event, especially where children are concerned. Having people who may be able to help can be a blessing. A Tennessee lawyer may also be in the position to offer guidance about the divorce process and might be able to put his or her clients in touch with other professionals who also may be able to offer advice, such as family counselors.

Source: pedro-carroll.com, "Eight ways teachers can help children when their parents??? divorce", JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, Accessed on March 28, 2018

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