An interesting study showed that 67 percent of the nation’s divorce lawyers have clients ask them for advice on how to discuss divorce and separation with their children, according to research by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
The survey also reveals that 74 percent of respondents say the children are often put in the middle of divorce proceedings, which many parents would agree is not the appropriate thing to do.
The research has prompted the AAML to offer a pamphlet entitled “What Should We Tell the Children? A Parent’s Guide for Talking About Separation and Divorce” whose primary goal is to make discussions with children about separation a bit easier for parents and more helpful and meaningful for their children, according to the AAML website. Click here to order the $3 pamphlet.
We have many articles and interviews on this topic, including one from last week “Helping Children With Divorce,” but let’s hear from you:
- For those going through divorce, how have you handled telling your children?
- What about those who have already been through a divorce, any advice on how to approach this delicate situation?