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How to Tell Kids about Divorce, Help Them Cope and Be Good Co-Parents

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They're often feeling a tremendous sense of guilt and responsibility, even though they had nothing to do with this adult decision to end a marriage.

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to care for and protect your kids. So what's the best way for how to tell children about divorce? And what are some good ways for helping children cope with divorce?

When it comes to divorce and its effects on children, what do kids understand based on their age and developmental stage? How as parents can you spot and address problems?

What are some tips for healthy and successful co-parenting when divorcing with kids? And finally, what are some children books dealing with divorce?

This post is all about divorce with children.

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Support

Should We Stay Together for the Kids?

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You may be wondering about divorce and its effect on children and asking yourself if you should get a divorce or stay married for the sake of your kids.

What parents who love their children wouldn't?

But does staying together for the kids do more harm than good throughout the years?

In order to settle the age-old debate on whether or not you and your spouse should end your unhappy marriage and divorce or stay for the kids, we asked a panel of experts to share their advice for parents.

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Topics: Contemplating Divorce

Coronavirus, Self-Quarantine and Divorce: Experts Share Survival Tips

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Preparing to divorce and then COVID-19 crisis hit?

Here are some tips on how to deal with "forced togetherness" during the quarantine, so your divorce can be peaceful once it's lifted.

Maybe you made the decision to end your marriage prior to the Coronavirus crisis, but had not yet told your spouse - you wanted to prepare for divorce first so you could take steps to keep things as peaceful as possible.

Or maybe you and your husband or wife agreed to divorce and took preliminary steps to interview attorneys or mediators, but before you went ahead and hired a professional and started the divorce process, self-quarantine and shelter-in-place directives were imposed.

Then, in an instant, your divorce plans came to a screeching halt.

If you are now quarantined together in the same household, you are likely feeling trapped, stressed and overwhelmed. And that anxiety is only compounded by kids home from school, working from home, job and financial uncertainty and concerns about your health and the well-being of your loved ones.

With no end to this in sight.

So we asked experts to share tips for how you can deal with the stress of life on hold and "forced togetherness" with someone you no longer wish to be married to. This way, you can (hopefully) stay clear of going to war with each other so that when the day comes that you finally move forward, your divorce can still be peaceful.

I hope you find their insights helpful!

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Support

The articles in this blog are for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice, financial advice, emotional advice or counsel.

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