Google hangout: Talking about parental separation

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Parental separation can be a difficult time and this week we are discussing ways of approaching the subject with your children

In this week’s Google Hangout, I am discussing the sensitive subject of parental separation with Beckie Whitehouse of Be Confident Coaching.  It can be a delicate time for all parties concerned when a marriage or partnership has broken down and remaining amicable in front of the children can be a challenge.

We have covered several areas of discussions to have with your child, including:

  • when is an appropriate time to talk to your child(ren)
  • how to approach the topic
  • reassuring your child(ren) of your love
  • how would you discuss it with a younger child(ren)
  • what you should not say
  • discussing the separation as a couple


Have you been through a separation with children?  How did you tell/discuss the subject with them?


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