It is a good idea for the parents to sit down with the children to discuss the issue of divorce. Some parents choose to do this with all of the children at one time. Others find it is better to do so with each child one at a time. This is often due to age differences as well as the individual personalities of each child.
The responsibility of telling the children about the divorce should never fall on the shoulders of only one parent. A united front needs to be displayed from the start of it. The children will feel more secure hearing the information from both of their parents rather than just one of them.
The children don’t need to know all of the details of why the parents are divorcing. It shouldn’t turn into a blame game where each of the parents tries to get the children to take their side in the matter. What they do need to know is that their parents won’t be staying together and how that is going to affect them.
Give children time to take in the information that is taking place. Even though they likely have an idea that things aren’t going well in the home, they may be shocked by the idea of a divorce. Let them know they can come to either parent with questions that they may have about it.
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- Children of Various Ages will Deal with Divorce Differently
- Classes for those getting a Divorce who have Children
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- Dealing with your Spouses new Love Interest Being Around your Children
- Discussing the Issue of Divorce with your Children
- Don’t let your Children Manipulate you when you are Divorced
- Encouraging your Children to go with the Other Parent when they don
- Establish Very Clear Rules for Children when you are Divorced
- Feeling Safe about the Custody of your Children after a Divorce
- How Devising a Parenting Plan can help Children with the Issue of Divorce
- Making Special Occassions Comfortable for Children after a Divorce
- Protect your Child’s Self Esteem and Identity during a Divorce
- Providing your Children with the Support they need During and After a Divorce
- Should Siblings all Remain Together after a Divorce
- Signs that your Child is not Coping well with a Divorce
- And so much more…