Divorce isn’t always easy to navigate for the couple who is going through it. It can be messy, stressful, hurtful, and… just not fun for anyone involved. So, imagine how your children might feel. Helping children understand divorce can be tricky, but there are some tips you can use for success.

Leaving your children out of your divorce as much as possible is always the best option. Depending on how old they are, they might be more involved than they should be. They may also pick up on the conflict between you and your former spouse.

Unfortunately, this can create a lot of problems for children. They may start to feel guilty or gravitate toward one parent over another. It can also cause some long-term emotional and psychological problems.

How can you get through a divorce in a healthy way without emotionally harming your children in the process?

Consider some practical suggestions for helping children understand divorce.