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如何减小离婚对孩子的伤害

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Fox on Family. Divorce is messy. Is there a way to make it less painful for the kids?

"When you first sit them down before any of the fighting starts, what really do you want to accomplish here? I want to get divorced and I want what's best for my kids; they always say that."
But family lawyer and author Joryn Jenkins says the stress of divorce can make it easy to lose sight of that.

So at every meeting, she keeps goals and interests posted on a white board, pictures of the kids on a conference table and has parents take a break when they're getting upset.

To break the news to children, Jenkins always recommends doing it as a couple: "You know the big thing about getting divorced is you're sending your children the message that you can stop loving someone." So kids need reassurance from a united front of support. "I think you often explain that it's that you can't live together anymore, but you reiterate - all the time - we will always love you; we will both always love you, you don't stop loving your children." 

But she often recommends family counseling, especially to make sure kids don't blame themselves.

With FOX on Family, I'm Lisa Brady.

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/201811/571695.shtml


VOCABULARY

1. messy n. (of a situation 状况) unpleasant, confused or difficult to deal with 混乱的;难以处理的;令人厌烦的。例如:The divorce was painful and messy. 那次离婚令人痛苦而又纠葛不清。

2. accomplish v. (动词 + 名词短语) to succeed in doing or completing sth. 完成 (同义词) achieve 例如:
The first part of the plan has been safely accomplished. 计划的第一部分已顺利完成。
I don't feel I've accomplished very much today. 我觉得我今天没干成多少事。
That's it. Mission accomplished (= we have done what we aimed to do). 就这样。大功告成。

3. reassurance n. reassurance (that … )  
① (不可数名词) the fact of giving advice or help that takes away a person's fears or doubts (能消除疑虑等的)肯定,保证。例如:to give / provide / offer reassurance表明肯定的态度
② (可数名词) something that is said or done to take away a person's fears or doubts 能消除疑虑的说话(或行动);保证。例如:We have been given reassurances that the water is safe to drink.
我们得到保证说这水适合饮用。

4. reiterate v. (formal) to repeat sth. that you have already said, especially to emphasize it 反复地说;重申
(动词 + 名词短语) 例如:to reiterate an argument / a demand / an offer重申论点;重复一项要求 / 建议
(动词 (+ that从句)) 例如:Let me reiterate that we are fully committed to this policy. 我再说一遍,我们完全拥护这项政策。

5. family counseling n. 家庭咨询


QUESTIONS

Listen to the news and choose the best answer to each question you hear.

(Q1) What is the news mainly about?
(A) How to make the stress of divorce less painful for the kids.
(B) How to make the stress of homework less painful for the kids. 
(C) How to make the stress of the fighting between parents less painful for the kids.  
(D) How to make the stress of the peer pressure less painful for the kids.

(Q2) According to the news, which of the following statements is FALSE?
(A) Jenkins has parents take a break when they're getting upset at every meeting.
(B) Kids need reassurance from a united front of support. 
(C) Jenkins recommends family counseling, especially to make sure kids don't blame themselves.
(D) Jenkins recommends family counseling, especially to make sure kids don't blame parents.


KEY 

(Q1) A。细节题。
命题出处:Divorce is messy. Is there a way to make it less painful for the kids?

(Q2) D。细节题。
命题出处:(A) 出处:So at every meeting, she keeps goals and interests posted on a white board, pictures of the kids on a conference table and has parents take a break when they're getting upset. (B)出处:To break the news to children, Jenkins always recommends doing it as a couple: "You know the big thing about getting divorced is you're sending your children the message that you can stop loving someone." So kids need reassurance from a united front of support. "I think you often explain that it's that you can't live together anymore, but you reiterate - all the time - we will always love you; we will both always love you, you don't stop loving your children." (C) 出处:But she often recommends family counseling, especially to make sure kids don't blame themselves.

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