St Louis organization counsels couples with children during divorce

A divorce can be difficult emotionally and financially for a couple, but this separation can be even more taxing on the family’s children. But according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an organization in the region is helping families reduce conflict and co-parent more effectively after a separation or divorce.

Kids in the Middle, located in Kirkwood, is opening a new location in St. Charles to help better serve families in need of the agency’s services.

Read the DadsDivorce.com article on Kids in the Middle: “Helping Children with Divorce.”

The organization begins counseling spouses and families when the decision to separate is reached. Kids in the Middle then stays with each family as they transition through divorce and into their post-divorce lives. The aim is to provide counseling, education and support services that are all geared toward the best interests of the children.

To help parents understand their children’s needs, the agency has compiled a Kids Bill of Rights which declares that all children have the right to a safe, stable and loving environment. To feel this way, children need to express love for both parents, remain connected to both parents’ families, express their feelings and remain a child and not a parental confidant.