Here are some simple tips for talking to children about divorce. A dreaded task for most divorcing parents.
Accept that strong emotions are inevitable and focus on ways to make your talk an opportunity to do your children good. By following these tips on talking to children about divorce you can eliminate many fears and concerns that can cause long term emotional damage in children of divorce.
Concluding your talk
After talking to children about divorce they may want some time and space. They may also react positively if you suggest you go out and do something special together. Gauge the mood and act accordingly, and do not feel hurt or anxious if your children are hostile and uncommunicative.
How you talk to your children about divorce will have a strong influence on how they will feel about and cope with your divorce.
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