Helping Kids Cope With Divorce

After Divorce Support

The way children handle it directly relates to how the parents are handling it. Here are 13 ways you can help your child or a child you know through a divorce.

Caring for Kids (Canadian Pediatric Society)

Gives tips and additional resources.

Help Guide

Tips on how you can dramatically reduce your children’s pain by making their well-being your top priority.


The impact of divorce on children and things to do to avoid it. Includes a link to a TEDx Talk given by Tamara D. Afifi at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Kids Health

Includes advice on how to break the news to your child, handling the child’s reactions and parental behavior in front of the child.

Pediatrics in Review (American Association of Pediatrics)

Helping Children Cope with Divorce, Death, and Deployment, published online Jan. 31, 2020. The article is available in a downloadable format.

Psychology Today

A list of articles about children and divorce which can be filtered by blog, article, magazine issue and more.


This article focuses on signs your child is struggling and strategies to help your child cope.


WebMD offers guidelines to divorcing parents to help their children cope.