Explaining the reason for divorce to kids

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I think the reason for a divorce whether you tell your child or not should depend on the reason for the divorce. For example if there is divorce based on sexual orientation, I think the child should know that one of his or her parents is gay and that there is nothing to hide from the child, that there's nothing to be ashamed of, that this is who the parent is and it doesn't change the relationship between the parent and the child. So I think in that case, it's better to tell your child. But in terms of infidelity, I think that that sense of betrayal is between the parents and not between the parent and the child. So I think it's better the actually keep it from the child, because it can negatively impact the relationship that that child has with that parent who had the affair. And it's better to protect your children from things like that so that the relationship isn't negatively impacted.

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Michelle Mahendra

Mom & Herbalist

Michelle Mahendra is an Herbalist and the Marketing Director of a new tea import company. The divorced mother of a four year old girl, Michelle graduated from the Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, Maryland with a Masters of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine – the highest level of education available in the United States in this specialty.

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