Tell Your Kids Together About Your Divorce

Conflict in the familyWithout a doubt, one of the hardest parts of getting divorced is telling your kids. Breaking the news is very tricky, and no matter how you approach the situation, there will be some emotional fallout. It’s unavoidable. Divorce is tough on kids. However, there are things you can do to minimize the damage and to help them accept the situation better.

One of the best things you can do –in most situations—is to break the news to your children with your spouse present. It’s important that you present the news as one, unified team. This shows the kids that you have made the decision rationally and in the best interest of the family, and it can also help the kids see that both of their parents will be able to be amicable towards each other in the future after the divorce.

Remember, you cannot be fighting with your spouse when you break the news to your kids. The two of you must put your issues aside for the time being and present a united front for your children. This is all about their emotional well-being, so don’t let the fireworks erupt in front of the kids.

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