Talking to your kids about your divorce

This can be one of the hardest conversations you will ever have with your children.  Even though it is tough to do, it is often best to do it early before your children hear the news from someone else.  An article in Psychology Today includes recommendations that you plan what you say, talk to your children together, don’t blame, tell them why this is happening, tell them what will change and what will stay the same and which parent will leave the home.   The children will need reassurance and understanding that their reactions are normal.  The parents should be open to their questions and give them time to adjust with no pressure.