Children are curious by nature. If you’re getting divorced, they’re going to have questions…a lot of them. You need to be prepared to give your kids an age-appropriate response that will satisfy their curiosity. It might not be easy, but it will build trust and help them get on the path to healing during this tough time for everyone.
Here are a few of the questions your kids will likely have about your divorce:
- Why are you getting divorced? The first thing they’ll want to know is the reason for your divorce. Many kids blame themselves, so the most important thing is to let them know they are not responsible for your divorce. Beyond that, your answer will largely depend on the age of your child.
- Where will I live? Your children’s living situation will likely change significantly after the divorce. Explain to them who they are going to be living with, how often they’ll see each parent, and what other lifestyle changes they can expect.
- Do you still love me? Your children need to know that both parents still love them even though you are getting divorced. Make sure your kids get plenty of attention during this trying time.
The key is to be there to answer any questions your kids might have. Don’t hide and don’t avoid tough topics. Your kids need to feel like they can come to you with any concerns they might have.
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