Listen, speak and support: 10 TIPS
Respect and good communication can help families get safely through the breakup earthquake of divorce or separation.
Really listen to yourspouse and yourchildren. Think beforesaying anything.
While it may behard, control yourcriticism, anger anddistress in front ofyour children.
Find one-on-one time for eachof your children so they feelnurtured, loved and listened to.
Encourage yourchildren to have agood time with yourspouse.
If your children willspend time in twohomes, make themfeel welcome andcomfortable in yours.
From time to time, ask yourkids how they’re doing andwhat you can do to help them.
Remind yourselfthat puttingyour kids firstis important forthem—now andin the future.
Let your kids know:
Give your kids consistentguidance and boundaries.They need to know whatyou expect of them.
Work with your spouseto have calm, healthy andrelevant communications.