How to Talk to Children About Divorce

Psychology Today, October 22, 2015

“Mommy, why is Daddy going away?”

“Daddy, why do you hate Mommy?”

“Do you guys still love me?”

“Is it my fault?”

If you are a parent—and you are navigating the difficult waters of divorce—these kinds of questions can feel like a knife in the gut.

It can be tricky to know how to respond. What should you say? How much information is “too much” for a child to handle? What’s best for your child?