Telling the children that you are going to get divorced can be a very difficult obstacle to overcome, but it is something that must be done in order for the child(ren) to begin to accept this dramatic change in his or her life. Research does show that divorce is something that can be traumatic for the child/children, and this is very evident when the divorce initially occurs. Of course the child/children would rather have their parents stay together, provided that the home environment is not filled with tension. Research also shows that if a child is brought up in an environment where there is tension on a regular basis, the child will be worse off than a child being brought up in a divorced home where there is no tension. It only makes sense that if the child sees the parents constantly abusing each other, whether it be verbally or physically, the child will ultimately be worse off.
It is possible for a child to thrive in a divorced home, provided they are under the right parental conditions. One of the first ways that a parent can help the child is by telling them about the divorce. Remember, children of all ages will be affected by their parents getting a divorce, so it is important to tell them no matter what their age. Next will be some tips on telling the child/children that you are getting divorced.