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    • How do I help the kids adjust to their new situation post split?

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      It's really important to spend one on one time with each of them to let them know you are there to listen and to focus on their needs.

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    • How do I tell my children that we are getting divorced?

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      Talking to my kids about our impending split was one of the toughest days of my life. My heart was pounding as we sat all three of them down, ages 14, 12 and 8. Tears were flowing all around the room as soon as my ex husband began explaining that we were going to be separated. It was definitely the toughest conversation I have ever had, but it had to happen. As we explained the situation, my kids had questions too. My eldest daughter even asked my then husband if he was with someone else.

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    • I find it really hard to find things we can all do together as my kids age. How do I make it fun to be with me for each of them?

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      It's true that kids often have different interests as they get older. I enjoy doing specific things they each like. For example, I love going to sporting events and comedy with my son. And I really enjoy going to concerts with my girls. Luckily one of my daughters likes to do it all.

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    • How do I keep my kids first throughout the entire divorce process?

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      Divorce can have a very negative effect on children. All too often, kids are used as pawns during the separation process and can become collateral damage if their interests are not prioritized. Even though your marriage is finished, co-parenting with your ex continues. Offering therapy to a child can really help ease the transition.

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