The decision to divorce will impact you in many ways. While you must focus on yourself during this time, you can't overlook the impact it will have on your children as well.
The way you tell your young children about divorce is critical. If you take the right approach, you can protect them from a negative impact. Conversely, if you don't do what you should, you may make things worse on your children.
Here are a few things you can do when telling your young children about divorce:
- Be honest: You don't want to make things worse by telling lies about your divorce and what the future will bring. It's critical to be open and honest with your children, even if the truth will hurt at first.
- Think like your child: When you do this, you'll find it easier to share information and guidance that will put your children in a better place.
- Talk about the future: For example, you can tell your children how their life will change for the better, such as by moving into a new house where they'll have their own room.
Along with the above, make sure you're open to answer any questions that your children ask. It can be difficult to do, but you shouldn't put any question off. Your children deserve answers.
Once you feel good about where things stand with your children, you'll be able to focus your efforts on the divorce process. With your focus in the right place, it's much easier to protect your legal rights as you look toward a better future.