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Nevada parents can make telling children about a divorce easier

Telling a child that their parent’s marriage is coming to an end can be both emotionally and verbally difficult. Going through a divorce in Nevada can sometimes be more difficult when there are children involved. Making sure that the children are informed and that they understand the situation correctly can make the whole ordeal, at least somewhat, less chaotic for everyone involved.

When parents choose to make the split, the discussion of when and how to tell the children must take place. Both parties should agree on what they will tell the children and that they will break the news to them together and with minimal complications. When parents are calm, children are more likely to take what they consider “bad news” more easily.

Once the parents agree on everything, talking to the children is next. Both parties may find that being honest about the facts can keep the children from becoming angry or distrusting later. A clear explanation can also help them completely understand the circumstances of the situation. The best thing that parents can do throughout the conversation is to reassure the children that the love of their parents will not change or go away because of the divorce.

When a child’s fear of his or her parents getting a divorce becomes an unfortunate reality, most Nevada parents would prefer that their child know what is going to happen and why. Most parents do not want to put their children through traumatic events in life, but trying to raise them in an environment where the parents are not truly happy may cause more damage. Even though it can be a difficult task to accomplish, with legal assistance, the divorce and ensuing custody arrangements may be easier to finalize.

Source:, How to tell your children about the divorce, No author, Feb. 22, 2014

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