He went on to note that it is only when parents behave properly with their children – even after they get divorced – and only when rabbis, educators and the community at large are involved, that children have proper role models to help them perpetuate their sense of self, as individuals and in terms of their Judaism.
The author would like to thank M. Gary Neuman, LMHC, for his helpful research and writings on children of divorce. Mr. Neuman is a noted therapist, speaker and expert in the field of divorce and the author of “Helping Your Child Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way” (Random House, 1999) as well as several other books on marriage and relationships.
About the Author: Dr. Hindie M. Klein is director of clinical projects for Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services. She is a psychologist/psychoanalyst who maintains a private practice specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and couples. Dr. Klein can be reached at Hindie_klein@Ohelfamily.org.
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