The Kids’ Corner

This page is for kids whose parents are separated, divorced, or getting a divorce.  Here you will find information to help you understand and deal with many of the impacts that your parents’ divorce has had on you.

QUESTIONS KIDS ASK

You probably have a lot of questions about what is going on. We’ll tackle many of those questions here.

Questions About Divorce

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Questions About Emotions

Will I Ever Be Happy Again?

When your parents get separated or divorced, you will experience emotions that you may never have had before.  You will also experience emotions much more deeply than you ever have before.  That is normal.  If your parents just recently told you that they are...

Questions About Life

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Questions About Parents

What Do I Do When My Parents Start Dating Other People?

When your parents split up it’s hard.  There are tons of changes that happen in your life, and you may never really get used to the idea though you will likely adapt to your new life eventually.  One thing that makes the process even harder though is when you parents...

Should I Tell My Parents How I Feel?

Following the divorce or separation of your parents, your relationship with them may feel distant or strained.  It may be the case that you have been angry with them and have intentionally avoided them causing your relationship to suffer.  They might be busy...

How Can I Keep My Parents From Dating After a Divorce?

Next to your parents actually getting a divorce, the hardest thing you might face is when they start dating other people.  It’s weird to see your father with someone other than your mother or your mother with anyone other than your father.  And, it’s natural for you...

What Can I Do To Get My Parents Back Together?

It is very common for children whose parents have divorced to hope that their parents might get back together.  Most children of divorce experience this at some point following their parents’ separation.  This desire might last for a long time, and you may get angrier...

What Should I Do When My Parents Say Bad Things About Each Other?

Your parents would not have gotten a divorce if their relationship had not been strained in the first place.  In addition, divorce is a hard and stressful time, and many parents come out of a divorce with even more bitter feelings towards one another.  They should...

Questions About Spiritual Stuff

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RESOURCES

Helping Children Build Stepfamilies That Work (KidsHealth.org)

This article from Kidshealth.org will help children dealing with step and blended families.  It covers issues like getting used to stepparents, what to do if you can't get along with your new stepparent and how to make a healthy transition into a step family. This...

Free Books for Children of Divorce

Donald Harting is a child of divorce.  His parents separated when he was eight years old and divorced when he was 15.  He knows what it is like to lose an intact family and deal with the repercussions of divorce.  As a way to honor his parents, he has built a living...

Changeville: A Game for Helping Children of Divorce

Link Click here to play Changeville. Background Changeville is an internet based game released in 2008 by the Justice Education Society of British Columbia, Canada.  Changeville is an interactive, virtual world designed “to give children tools and information that...