How To Tell Kids About Divorce And Help Them Cope With It
Updated: Jan 7, 2021
“Divorce is a fire exit. When a house is burning, it doesn’t matter who set the fire. If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned!” – Mehmet Murat ildan (Turkish writer)
Riya built a beautiful sand castle on the beach side along with her dad and mom. Just when she was admiring her castle, it was blown by the wind and washed away by the water. Poor Riya was disheartened. Unfortunately, the same happened to her real life – her sweet little world came crumbling down due to her parents’ divorce.
Divorce can be the most traumatic incident in a child’s life. And for parents, the most painful thing is to tell their child about their separation. How to tell kids about divorce when they don’t even understand what it means?
As painful as it can be, partners need to get a grip and handle the situation effectively so as not to scar the child’s life. The good thing is that you can do it with a little planning and maturity.
MomJunction briefs you on how to tell children about divorce, things to consider before telling them, and how to help your child get through this difficult phase.
Reviewed by Ronald R. Petroff (Family Attorney)
Written by Kalpana M
June 9, 2020