When your family is struggling through a divorce, there are two important messages we MUST communicate to our children. Learn what we need to teach our children while going through this difficult time.
Important Messages to Deliver
The two most important things you MUST make sure your kids understand in the wake of the divorce are:
1 – The divorce was in no way their fault. Even if Mom and/or Dad was easily angered, short-tempered, quick to find fault or blow up at the kids in the months prior to the divorce, this was because of the tension between the parents, NOT because the kids were behaving worse, and Dad did NOT move out because of the kids’ behavior.
2 – Even though Mom and Dad may have stopped loving each other, they will NEVER stop loving the kids. The love of a parent for a child, even when the child misbehaves, even when the parent gets angry, is NOT something that can “just go away.” The love of a parent for a child is special. Mom–and Dad–will NEVER stop loving the kids.