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  • Writer's pictureAlan Jacobs

How To Explain Your Divorce To Your Children


You and your spouse have decided to divorce, and now you face the daunting task of telling your children. Be aware that how you explain your family’s changing circumstances can soften the blow, help kids process the information, and begin the adjustment to their new life.

In this blog posting the Weinberger Law Group offers seven tips to be mindful of when you talk to your children about divorce.

  • If possible, deliver the news as a team.

  • Be age-appropriate.

  • Be a good role model.

  • Explain what will change and what will be the same.

  • Assure them that the divorce is not their fault.

  • Tell them you will always be their parents.

  • Tell them it’s okay to have their feelings.

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