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Google hangout: Talking about parental separation

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 talking about 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. Parental separation and divorce is difficult for everyone involved – but especially for the kids.

We have covered several areas of discussions to make this an easier conversation to have with your child, including:

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

Our video is less than 6 minutes long so why not give your kids one of our free printables and take some time to yourself. If you are dealing with separation and looking for help we hope this video can be of assistance for your and your family.

The delicate subject of parental separation and divorce needs to be handled tactfully. Here are some posts that we hope can help you through the difficult conversation:

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

Thank you so much for reading this post and watching our videos. We hope you follow our series and we hope to see you in the next one!


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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