Explaining divorce to children must be done without delay. As soon as the decision to divorce has been made, you need to sit down and talk to the children. Of course this an ackward moment and causes feelings of anxiety. This should have never be a reason for delay. Delay will only increase your anxiety as parents and will effect the children. The way you decide to tell the children will however set the tone for how the children will deal with the divorce. Best way of talking with the children is with both parents present, as a family.
Valuable reading is the excellent guidebook: How do I tell the kids about the divorce?
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