Coping with Divorce or Separation (Primary School)
It can be difficult to know how to tell your children about divorce or separation, especially when you may yourself be struggling with painful emotions. It is helpful to remember that at any age, your child is likely to feel a sense of loss and grief. They may feel angry, guilty, sad or anxious, and they make take their feelings out their parents ! The links below will guide you to advice, information and a couple of useful videos. Relate and DivorceAid (see below) are probably the best UK websites for general reference.
DivorceAid - support for you and your child or children and links to other websites, books and leaflets can be found on the webpage for the charity: www.divorceaid.co.uk
Coping with parental separation or divorce with information about family mediation, custody and child arrangement orders Available Here.
Talking to your child or children about divorce or separation. Sensitive advice for children of different ages and a video (see video link below) Available Here.
Childline have a great section for children on stepfamilies and second familieshere
Age appropriate information for your child. Relate have an excellent website and also run parent sessionsin some areas with guidance.Available Here.
How to support children through divorce or separation: a video from “The Parent’s Lounge” on Young Minds explains how children of all ages might express their feelings and some top tips for parents.
What to tell the children about divorce or separation ages 7-14 yrs