Challenges of divorce for children

Rebecca Eberlin PhD Psychologist, shares advice for parents on the challenges that a divorce can pose for children and offers tips to for parents to help their kids overcome these challenges
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Challenges of divorce for children

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The challenges that we see children in elementary school face when their parents are going through a divorce is that they feel like it's their fault, that they're responsible, and that they had to have done something to cause the breakup of their family. What we want to remind children is that in no way is this their fault, that divorce is an adult problem and it's something that their mom and dad need to work out together. Another really important thing we want to keep in mind in the elementary school years is that children often feel like they're the only one this is happening to. The reality is, unfortunately that's not the case. Lots of kids their age have parents that are breaking up and families that are splitting up. So we want to make sure that children know even though this is really tough, they're not alone, and they can get support not only from their parents, but from their same-age peers that are going through a similar situation.

Rebecca Eberlin PhD Psychologist, shares advice for parents on the challenges that a divorce can pose for children and offers tips to for parents to help their kids overcome these challenges

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Rebecca Eberlin, PhD

Psychologist

I am a California state licensed psychologist, who specializes in providing evidence-based treatment and assessment to children, adults and families with a variety of emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges.

A proud Wolverine, I graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Political Science. I then returned to California and completed my Doctoral training at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Sharp HealthCare, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Children’s Health Council.

I relocated to Los Angeles in the summer of 2011 to conduct prevention-focused research at UCLA’s Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the Global Center for Children and Families. During my time at UCLA, I became the lead psychologist and Director of Services and Operations at the UCLA Family Commons in Santa Monica.

Throughout the course of my career, my research and treatment interests have included working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with behavioral and emotional challenges, such as depression, anxiety, impulse control disorders, developmental disabilities and other family-based issues. I also conduct parent education seminars that focus on a wide variety of issues including resiliency, stress, relationships, social media and friendship and bullying.

While my primary location is West Los Angeles, I also have offices in Northern California. If you are interested in obtaining coaching or cognitive testing services in the Bay Area, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please please visit my website to learn more about me, my practice and how therapy can work for you.

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