Children of divorce dating
As soon as you're certain of your plans, talk to your kids about your decision to live apart.
Although there's no easy way to break the news, if possible have both parents there for this conversation.
Try to answer their questions as truthfully as possible.
Remember that kids don't need to know all the reasons behind a divorce (especially if it involves blaming the other parent).
You might say: "I know this is very upsetting for you.
It's natural that you'll be concerned about how a child is coping with this change.Some kids try to please their parents by acting as if everything is fine, or try to avoid any difficult feelings by denying that they feel any anger or sadness at the news.Sometimes stress comes out in other ways — at school, or with friends, or in changes to their appetite, behavior or sleep patterns.It's important to try to leave feelings of anger, guilt, or blame out of it.Practice how you're going to manage telling your kids so you don't become upset or angry during the talk.