When a parent who's separating or getting divorced leaves the home, a child is filled with questions he may not know how to ask.
A Child's Questions about Divorce
- What will happen to me?
- Is the divorce my fault?
- When will I see my other parent?
- Will my parents marry someone else?
- Will my other parent forget about me?
- Do I have to take sides?
What Children of Divorce Really Want:
- Their parents to stay married
- Their parents to stop fighting and get along
- Their parents to keep visits
- Their parents to allow them to love both parents
- Their parents to avoid bad-mouthing each other
- Their parents to keep them out of the middle
- To feel safe, secure, and loved
Our parenting gift today is a poem that looks at divorce through the eyes of a child. It is a reminder for parents of what they can do to help their children deal with the loss of their original family.
Along with the poem is a checklist of 7 helpful questions.
Download A Child's Poem "Don't Forget Me," by inserting the code word:
Consider saving it to a binder to refer to whenever you need it.
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