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Getting a Divorce with Kids: What Parents Need to Know

Going through a divorce and worried about the impact it will have on your kids? Parents play an important role in how a child copes with divorce. Dr. Dehra Harris offers her suggestions for managing the impact of divorce on kids. Divorce is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be traumatic. When navigating a divorce, prioritize open and honest communication to help make children feel as comfortable as possible.

To answer your specific questions, jump to:
00:14- Myth-busting: Getting a divorce with kids doesn’t have to be ugly and dramatic
00:30- How to minimize the impact of divorce on kids
00:54- Seeking professional guidance to help children cope with divorce
1:00- Living at two different houses and how to make your kids feel comfortable
1:35- Demonstrating good communication between parents when going through a divorce
1:50- How to send positive messages to your kids
2:00- Being honest about divorce, but also age-appropriate
3:20- Talking to your kids about different types of love (romantic love, unconditional love)

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