As a newly single mom, Kathleen Wiebe saw a shift in her identity as a mother. Who exactly was she on those weekends when her children were with their father? Were her kids okay with growing up in two homes? In this moving essay, Wiebe describes how she and her children found balance and harmony in the midst of the post-divorce universe.
It’s a conversation you probably never thought you’d have, so how exactly do you tell your child that you and your spouse are getting divorced? And how do you do it in such a way that helps your child feel loved and secure? Child development specialist Dr. Robyn Silverman has seven tips for turning that incredibly difficult discussion into a healthy, supportive dialogue for all.