What Should We Tell the Children?

A Parents' Guide for Talking About Separation and Divorce

When parents are about to separate, the best thing they can do is to prepare their children and adolescents for what is about to happen. Not many parents plan ahead for this important discussion, even fewer do this planning together, and most parents don’t say enough when telling children about the separation.

This booklet is designed to help parents think about and accomplish a difficult task: what to say to your children when you are separating.


This is a reproduction of the AAML booklet of the same name but in English-English rather than US-English. North American customers should purchase the AAML booklet which is available from their website.

Also available in Latin-Spanish and French.

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Booklets can be purchased as detailed in the table below. Delivery (from the UK) will be charged at cost.

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1 $10.00 $10.00
2 - 9 $7.00 $7.00
10-49 $5.00 $5.50
50-99 $4.00 $4.50
100 or more $3.25 with an imprint in the left inside cover reflecting your firm information $4.00

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What Should We Tell the Children

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