The worst thing - by far and away - has been dealing with schools on my own. Which is the last thing I would have expected because I loved the whole school experience and was a bit of a hit with the teachers being compliant, hard-working and always near the top academically (we'll draw a veil over the sports stuff...).
What reaction can I expect from my small children when I tell them we’re separating and in the months following? While no child wants to hear that their parents are breaking up, children often have predictable responses when you tell them that you are separating that relate to their developmental stage.
When their parents separate, children feel that their world, their security and the stability that they have always known is falling apart. They are going through a huge emotional process and experience so many different feelings during the journey of living with two parents and then having to live with one.
Most people think that there is nothing positive about divorce as the negative effects are more obvious and talked about. Of course there is going to be some turbulence and adjustment for the whole family and in some parental separation the process is harrowing, exhausting and a long drawn out one but sometimes divorce can be the best thing for everyone involved.