By: Casey Holtz, PhD, Child and Family Specialist
Parents often dread telling their children about family changes such as divorce or separation. Many parents fear how upsetting the discussion will be for their children and ultimately do not want to hurt their children. It is important, however, for parents to let children know what is coming before it happens. It is also essential that children hear it from their parents.
Here are a few of the important things to consider as you decide how to manage this challenging situation.
What to Remember During the Talk
Reach Out for More Help
If you would like more input or planning about telling your children, how to co-parent, or discuss options for restructuring your family and creating a parenting plan, consider reaching out to a child specialist or family therapist in your area. You may also contact Family Mediation Center for more information about divorce mediation to jointly navigate the legal process.
Casey A. Holtz, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Child Specialist