Talking with kids about divorce the right way.

Talking with children about divorce isn’t easy by any measure, but it must be done and done properly to avoid making a traumatic situation worse. Making it clear that mom and dad are not getting back together is an important part of the discussion. However, it’s crucial that you avoid saying, ‘Mommy and Daddy don’t love one another anymore’ as a reason for the divorce. Your child needs to know that no matter what he or she will always be loved; suggesting that people are loved one day and unloved the next creates a fearful and anxious reality for your child that you don’t want.