HOW TO TELL YOUR KIDS YOU'RE DIVORCING
Posted: November 16, 2017
Telling your kids that you and your spouse are getting a divorce is one of the most difficult conversations you will probably ever have. While there may be tears, anger and questions, there are ways you can alleviate some of their pain. Here are five tips to help you tell your kids you’re divorcing:Plan what you’ll say: Don’t think that you can improvise this conversation. Get together with your spouse and come up with key messages that you think are important for kids to hear, such as letting them know that the divorce is not their fault. At the same time, don’t say anything inappropriate and keep it as simple as possible, depending on their age. You don’t want to overwhelm them with a flurry of words. Choose the right place and time: Pick a time and place that’s appropriate. If you can, get your family all together to provide additional support. Try and tell your kids at a time when you’ll be available to talk for hours after the conversation, so preferably before the weekend starts. You don’t want to drop a bombshell on a child a few hours before they go to school, because it may affect their concentration and mood.