If you are married with children, there’s a good chance your children have no idea what life would be like if their parents were no longer together. The children have grown up with stability and confidence that both parents would be there, in the same home.
When you plan to divorce, telling your kids, no matter their age, can be challenging. While it’s never going to be easy to have this conversation, there are some tips that can help make the situation a little easier on everyone.
Both parents should be present for the conversation
While you may be filing for divorce, it doesn’t mean you should fight or battle in front of your children. A better option is to show your kids that you will work as a team to parent them. Having the conversation about the divorce together will show your children that they will still have both people in their lives.
Talk to all your children at the same time
If you have several children, it’s always best to tell them all at the same time. You don’t want one of your children to hear the news about your divorce from a brother or sister. It will also help ensure that everyone is getting the same information.
Give your children time to ask questions
Children are curious by nature and will likely have questions about the situation and what’s going to happen. Take time to answer these questions and reassure them that they will still have both parents in their lives.
Taking the right steps to tell your children about divorce
If you are filing for divorce, the conversation you have with your kids can be challenging. Be sure to keep the tips and information here in mind to ensure that you handle this situation properly.