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When to Tell Your Kids You're Planning to Divorce

Second in a two-part series for divorcing parents

by Shannon Hutton, M.Ed., M.P.A.  |  3619 views  |  0 comments  |        Rate this now! 

If your children are in high school, it is best to tell them at least two weeks before one parent leaves so they can talk about it with their friends and figure out how the divorce is going to affect them. However, regardless of how old your children are, it is important that they hear about the divorce directly from their parents and not from someone else. Therefore, be careful if you tell others about your decision to divorce before you tell your children.

 

About the Author

Shannon Hutton is a certified School Counselor who counsels students on anger management, social skills, anxiety, divorce, self-esteem, study skills, impulsivity and bullying. She also shares fun kids crafts, coloring pages, easy recipes and simple project ideas at Seasonal Kids Activities and does cool giveaways at Momsational.

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