Choosing the words for your children carefully in the event of a divorce is very important. The way you approach this situation can make all of the difference and greatly affect how the separation will impact the development of your child’s self-esteem.
First of all, it is extremely important for divorcing parents to attempt to explain the situation in a way that is age appropriate and safe for the children. Regardless of how you feel about the other parent, (unless some sort of abuse occurred) the “truth” should usually be told in a way that allows both parents to keep their relationship with their kids. Changing the children’s view of one or both of their parents can be traumatic and confusing.
This might be extremely difficult for a parent who feels betrayed or harmed by their ex. It is easy to blame each other for destructive behaviors that occurred in the course of the marriage. Mature adults will eventually be able to look past the drama and focus on what is most important, which is the children.
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