Divorce can have lasting negative psychological effects on children. However, some bounce back from it like it never happened. One of the biggest contributing factors is how both parents handled the divorce and how it was explained to each child. Here are some tips on how to discuss divorce with children to help them cope with the change.
When getting a divorce, the last thing you may want to do is team up with your ex. However, for the sake of the children, it is a good idea to display a united front when discussing all the details about the upcoming divorce. Discuss how you plan to approach the topic and the types of explanation you will give on the day of the big talk, and as children continue to ask questions thereafter.