Broken Holidays

 

Holidays are important to everyone in the family. One artists interpretation of the impact of divorce on the family.  This was done “after I learned of the impending divorce of one of my aunt and uncles… And the fact that said aunt probably wouldn’t be coming to that Thanksgiving or Christmas with the family. Family gatherings for my family generally means a lot of very delicious food, so that’s what came to mind with the image.”  

Deviant Art broken_holidays_by_silvervistani

 

Deviant Art, Broken Holidays

#1336, Broken Holidays

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My Family Christmas Letter

 

One father shares the heartache in what appears to be an unexpected divorce. The story behind this submission is their son received a full ride sports scholarship to college prior to the separation.  Somehow, this teen became involved in activities and lost his way.  Now, graduating high school is a goal to achieve.  Could something have been done differently to keep this son on track to maintain the scholarship for his sport achievement?

Regrets Christmas letter

#1433, My Family Christmas Letter

Holidays

Positive Attitude

 

This young artist keeps a positive attitude about parental divorce. Sweetly, this child offers comfort to mom and dad and conveys a message of acceptance with  the divorce.  Thankfully, this young one does not feel responsible for the changes that have taken place. And, offers good luck to both parents. Hopefully, this child will maintain positive through the years.

  Positive outlook letter m

#71, Positive Outlook

Drawings from KID’S FIRST PROGRAM

“Positive Outlook”, appeared in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News, August 26, 2001,  by Debra Barayuga

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http://archives.starbulletin.com/2001/08/26/news/story2.html

 

Reality of Narcissistic Tendencies

 

A parent with narcissistic tendencies is unable to put the needs of the child before their own. This is confusing to the child.  This creates a dynamic with the child  putting their own needs and wants aside in order to focus on their parent.

#523, Reality of Narcissistic Tendencies

Parental Conflict!

 

One picture is worth a thousand words!  Or, perhaps go with the phrase ‘silence is golden’. What are these parents arguing about-in front of their children? Is this a conversation for behind closed doors? Research is conclusive revealing the damage of parental conflict. Will these parents stop fighting and realize the impact this has on their children? Divorce is between the parents and about the child!

#524, Parental Conflict

Friendly Advice

 

One father shares a whimsical message. This speaks to the importance of parental support group. Seeking support while in the throes of family court can be life altering. You are not alone!

Friendly Advice, #522