Top three tips for parents on how to talk to their children about divorce

In most cases, when things do not work out between married couples, they often think about the easiest route, which is heading for a divorce. Over the past few years, the number of divorce cases has been increasing.  

For any couple, one of the worst things to do after taking a divorce is telling their children about their divorce. Several studies have shown that children are the one's who tend to experience an emotional breakdown and a highly turbulent phase in their lives during this situation.

In this article, we give you a few useful tips on how to talk to your kids about divorce.

1.    Convey a simple message- One of the key roles to keep in mind, while you’re talking to your children about your divorce with your spouse is to keep your message simple and to the point. Some of the key points to mention to your child- You will have two homes to stay in and you will receive immense love from both parents, say something like mommy and daddy will to play an important part of your life. Also tell your child that both you and your partner have made this decision to that both of you will be happy.  

2.    Make sure to tell your children that they in safe hands- One of the first and the foremost concern that any child will have after they get to know that their parents have split is whether they will remain in safe hands or not. They also tend to think about how the divorce will change their day to day lives. In this situation, as a parent allow the child to express their feelings and make sure you give them an assurance that they will be cared for the most.

3.    Do not blame your partner or your child- No matter what was the reason behind the separation, do not tell your child that it is his/her or one of the spouses fault. Always tell your children that it was a mutual decision. One of the key points to keep in mind is to know that your child shouldn't start hating any of you.

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