Put The Kids First: 6 Ways To Tell Them You’re Divorcing



2) Take the shame, blame, and criticism out of the decision to split. Take responsibility for your behavior and show up with the best of yourself for this process. This conversation is the first of many to show how you can work respectfully together and are developing a new relationship as co-parents.

For the first time, in perhaps a very long time, give your kids the experience that you are both on the same page. That’s not to say you agree on all parenting issues, but you both agree your kids come first — before your own interests. From that shared vision, negotiate your differences.