Breaking the news to a child that mom and dad are going to get a divorce is never easy. But, it is something that needs to be done with both parents in an open and loving way. This will ensure the child is not harboring any feelings of blame and can rest assured knowing their parents still love them.
Divorce can be hard for parents and children. For the parents, this often leads to the temptation to start buying children gifts in order to cheer them up and to feel better about the divorce. And while this is a natural reaction, the truth is to a child this could look like their parent is trying to buy their feelings, which can of course do more harm than good.
Mid-June is a common time of year for not only graduations, but also for other celebrations like weddings, starting a new career and even moving. These milestones are ones that everyone looks forward to -- children and parents alike. However, there can be an added unnecessary level of stress for the children of parents who are separated or have gone through a contentious divorce.