Parent’s Guide for Helping Your Teen with Divorce

Whether it happens in your home, in your extended family, or with other adults in your teen’s life, chances are that your student will directly or indirectly be affected by the ending of marriage. To better understand how to approach your MS or HS student when discussing divorce, it is helpful to know where they’re coming from developmentally. In each phase, your student is asking a fundamental question. And while they may not realize it, these questions affect how they see themselves and the world around them, including your family. That’s why sometimes the best way to help your kid cope with a divorce is to answer the question they may not even realize they’re asking right now.

Regardless of the question your kid is asking right now, there is one thing that remains the same no matter their age: they need you to show your unconditional love and support as they face an uncertain future.

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