• Alan Jacobs

What Should We Tell the Children?


One of the most typical questions asked of me by parents who are beginning the divorce process is, “What should we tell the children and how should we tell them?” Most parents, understandably, feel awful in having to tell their children about their pending divorce and how all their lives are going to be permanently changed. Such a task can generate tremendous pangs of guilt, sadness, and anger. Moreover, parents want to protect their children from the emotional pain of divorce, and want to protect their children from viewing themselves as the cause of the divorce.

In this blog posting, Don Saposnek writes that if parents work together in their divorce, even if they weren’t able to work together in their marriage, the children will benefit. Even if the first wish of children of divorce (i.e. that Mom and Dad will get back together) can’t come true, their second wish (i.e. that Mom and Dad will cooperate with each other and not fight) can come true. That is up to you.

#Divorce #BenefitsofMediation #ChildCustody #Parenting #ChildrenandDivorce

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

How Therapy Can Benefit Children Of Divorce

How divorce affects children of divorce is well documented. Although the amount of parental conflict kids are exposed to is more harmful than the actual event of divorce, the fact is that dealing with

52 Haynes Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540      508-566-4159

 

© by Alan Jacobs  Photography © Paul W. Bailey