Monday, June 19, 2006

Divorce is Not a Game

But a Computer Game Can Help Deal With It

Years of research have led a small group of dedicated child psychologists and therapists to develop the first game that is specially designed to help children of separated and divorced parents to cope with the new reality in their lives.

"For the children, it is the first attempt at talking to them in their own "language", dealing with a severe subject through humor and wit. For the parents, the game broadens their understanding of the impact of the separation on their child, and offers a way to communicate and talk about painful issues the child might be otherwise reluctant to express. For therapists, this game can be used as a strategy to get children to participate more actively in the therapy process, by discussing their feelings and thoughts through playing the game. It can be used either in the clinic or as a home "assignment", allowing the child to open-up more freely without feeling intimidated."

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This might just be one of the best tools parents can utilize when helping their children cope with divorce.  What a brilliant idea!

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