Breaking the news of divorcing or separating to children is one of the hardest things that parents who are undergoing the same do. Vikki Stark in her article presents excellent tips for parents undergoing transition to make it smoother for the families, especially children. She urges parents to:
A) manage their own emotions to serve as good role models of children;
B) view divorce and its repercussions from the children’s perspective;
C) get together with the ex-spouse to break the news together to the children;
D) get the experts involved, i.e., counsellors or therapists, as necessary;
E) remain in touch with the children in the days and weeks following the breaking of the news.