7 tips to help your kids survive parent breakup

Tips 4 and 5


4. Be clear

It goes without saying that your children don't need to know every detail of the breakup - the ins and outs of every argument. But it's vitally important that you're clear that this is happening and that there is no going back. That way, there will be no uncertainty for them, they won't be holding out hope for reconciliation - and they can start to adjust.

5. Minimise disruption

The truth is that a divorce will shake up your children's little worlds. So try to keep other aspects of their routines as similar as possible to keep a sense of normality. Carry on with the school run and regular mealtimes. Reassure them that their lives will carry on even though Mum and Dad will no longer be together.