Parents who are in a separation or divorce process often feel understandable feelings of overwhelm and trepidation about telling their children what is happening. Still, children greatly benefit when they receive accurate and clear information; without facts, they may answer their own questions and fill the void with inaccuracies and assumptions.
Each family’s conversation will be unique and individual. However, there are some general tips that will apply to all families preparing for this dialogue. Here are some of them:
1. Plan the conversation in advance and decide which parent will say what in the conversation.
2. Have the conversation together so both parents are presenting the same information and children do not feel caught in the middle.
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