Podcast: How Do You Tell Your Children About Your Divorce?

Telling your children that your marriage is over is a conversation most of us dread. Do it well and in years to come they likely won’t remember the details; do it badly will make it a defining moment. So how do you tell your children about your divorce?

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How do you tell your child about your divorce?

In this episode of Conversations About Divorce psychologist Dr. Azmaira Maker joins Mandy to discuss:

  • The best time for this conversation
  • What you need to say and what you don’t
  • How to support your child after the initial conversation
  • The reactions you can expect from your child, and
  • If avoiding saying ‘divorce’ helps take the fear out of the conversation

Dr. Maker is the author of the newly published children’s book Family Changes: Explaining Divorce To Children. Featuring a colorful cast of fuzzy characters, Family Changes is aimed at children aged four through eight, helping them better identify, process and understand their own feelings, concerns and questions about divorce.

Need more resources for parenting and divorce? Start with the free audio program What You Need To Know About Parenting And Divorce. Next, consider joining My Divorce Pal – it’s an affordable, self-paced online divorce coaching program that has a track devoted to parenting and divorce. I also have a customized coaching package – Parenting Without Guilt designed to help you be the best parent you can be. Together we’ll create your parenting pledge setting out your commitments as a parent to your children and as a co-parent to your ex. Your Parenting Pledge will become the foundation for your new, rearranged family.

Life After Divorce

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Need To Save Money After Divorce? Shopami Will Help

Sponsored Post on behalf of Shopami For the majority of us, there is always less money after the end of a marriage and that means adjusting your lifestyle to your new budget. The reality is you’ll need to save money after divorce and the new, free Shopami app will help you do that. Have you […]

Parenting After Divorce

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4 Things Every Divorcing Parent Needs To Know About Child Support

Next to spousal support, child support is another highly contentious area of divorce. The disagreements often start in the early of stages of end-of-marriage negotiations and may continue until children are no longer considered minors by the court. Regardless of what horror stories you’ve heard and regardless of what you think about the child support […]

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Podcast: Will You Embrace Your Newly Single Life?

Divorce is a traumatic, painful event that can rock you to your core, shake your self-confidence and make you doubt everything you thought you knew. You’re likely not going to be rushing to embrace your newly single life after divorce. Yet, as journalist and TV news anchor Tamsen Fadal says, “Happily Single comes before Ever […]

The Divorce

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Summer Reading: Divorce In Classic Literature

Guest Post by Battrick Clark Solicitors Anyone browsing Amazon for summer reading would be forgiven for thinking that divorce is some sort of recent fad in literature. There’s an ever-blurring line between ‘divorce fiction’ and self-help writing, and many authors are using the novel form as a way of exploring the complex cocktail of emotions […]

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Podcast: Should You Forgive Your Ex’s Child Support Arrears?

How consistent is your ex in making their child support payments? Is your ex behind in their payments? Do you wonder if you should forgive your ex’s child support payments? Kimberly Seals Allers was owed $38,750 in child support and she decided to go to court to ask the judge to forgive the debt. When she […]

Your Ex

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Are You Scared Divorce Means Not Being A Mother?

A stunning 80 percent of divorces in the U.S. involve women who are under the age of thirty. Many of them have not had children and the end of their marriage means facing the possibility that divorce means never having children. You could be scared divorce means not being a mother. In my experience, men […]

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Podcast: Who Will Get Custody Of The Family Dog?

Are you wondering who will get custody of the family dog in your divorce? You’re not alone. With over 63 percent of American households owning pets, including more than 44 million dogs, it’s a question that more and more couples are facing and it’s  a question that can become every bit as contentious as issues […]