HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH LIVE WITH SEPARATION AND DIVORCE A GUIDE FOR PARENTS TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH OF CANADIANS THROUGH LEADERSHIP, PARTNERSHIP, INNOVATION AND ACTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH. [...] Whether you are the father or the mother, it’s normal to feel uncertain about how to give your children the right support to help them adjust to the changes and grow up strong and resilient. [...] TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH One of the most important challenges for parents going through a separation is to take good care of their mental and physical health. [...] Your family doctor or a mental health professional can help you clarify and learn more about the problem you are experiencing and help you find the appropriate treatment and support. [...] Go over your list and try to distinguish between the “shoulds” and the “musts.” Then, prioritize your list and drop tasks that aren’t truly necessary.
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