How do you break the news to your children with regards to divorce?

I know that divorce is not the easiest situation for all concerned , My ex an I have been separated for a while and have decided to divorce, how do we break the news to our kids (both minors) by causing the least damage?
Should we get a professional person involved?
This is so heartbreaking for all and I need urgent help
Thanks in advance.

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    5 Responses to How do you break the news to your children with regards to divorce?

    1. DEFINATELY BLESSED says:

      Be as honest as possible: Mom and Dad were married to each other…not the kids. They do not get along any more and feel it best to live apart. Explain how your decisions will make things different — what will affect the kids’ lives. Visitations…vacations…schools…moves..etc. Give all the kids the opportunity to express how they feel and talk about their fears, if any.

      Children are resilient and usually are aware that things have changed and mainly concerned with not uprooting their routines during and after a divorce….concerns that the parents should take into consideration also. It really is unfair to have kids uprooted because of divorce. The parents owe it to make the transition seamless as possible for the childrens routine lives.

    2. Sharon says:

      I dont know.

    3. kashish says:

      don’t go for divorce what we suffer from divorce shildren suffer more than that ana it breaks child mentally and morally

    4. Grandma's Wisdom says:

      if he’s going to see the kids often… just say daddy’s going to live in another house

    5. Igor Igor says:

      How old are the kids? I think that really depends on your plan of attack. I was about 18 when mine divorced and I don’t remember much of what happened or whatever else they said immediately after they broke the news to me and my brother. It’s devastating.

      The younger they are though, they better as they kind of don’t know any better. They may need some counseling. They may say they don’t, but you should make them go anyway because it’ll help in the long run.

      Be as honest as possible. Don’t lie any more (because it’ll feel like your parents have been lying to you by living "happily" together).

      I wouldn’t get a professional involved. Maybe a trusted, close aunt or uncle who the kids are really close with. Someone who can help cushion the damage.

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