Telling Your Kids About Divorce

Telling Your Kids About Divorce

Divorce is undoubtedly a challenging and emotionally charged experience for everyone involved, especially when it comes to breaking the news to your children. Let’s explore some helpful tips on how to approach this difficult conversation with sensitivity and understanding.

Mastering Effective Communication with the BIFF Method

Mastering Effective Communication with the BIFF Method

Communication is the cornerstone of human interaction, yet it can be a source of conflict and misunderstandings. The BIFF method, created by Bill Eddy, of the High Conflict Institute, an acronym for Brief, Informative, Friendly, and Firm, offers a structured approach to communication that can help navigate conversations with clarity and effectiveness. I want to share with you the principles of the BIFF method and explore how it can de-escalate or minimize conflict during divorce or with your co-parent.






High Conflict divorces and separations are hard on everyone involved. Especially the kids. The New Ways for Families® method is a paradigm shift for parents and professionals because it gives parents a chance to change, to learn skills to communicate more effectively (especially in front of their children.) New Ways helps parents to manage their upset emotions, to make proposals instead of being rigid and uncompromising and to check themselves instead of blaming others.
Kids’ Turn San Diego empowers children to express their feelings and thoughts, to learn that their parents’ separation is not their fault and they learn new ways to understand their family situation.

Parents who attend our programs gain insight about how their words and behaviors impact their children and they learn new skills and strategies to improve communication and interactions for the whole family.

The mission of the Harvard Center on the Developing Child is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.

We believe that advances in science provide a powerful source of new ideas focused on the early years of life. Founded in 2006, the Center catalyzes local, national, and international innovation in policy and practice focused on children and families. We design, test, and implement these ideas in collaboration with a broad network of research, practice, policy, community, and philanthropic leaders. Together, we seek transformational impacts on lifelong learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health.

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need to thrive.

We’re the leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health, operating three Mission Areas that work together for greater impact: Care, Education and Science.

At the National Domestic Violence Hotline, our highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
Vesta offers a new approach to divorce. Our network of compassionate professionals — each of whom has been affected by divorce — sees the necessity for a better way to go through the process. Our collaborative approach addresses the “whole person”, which allows for greater success for people to resolve their divorce issues and achieve a more favorable outcome on every level, including the financial, emotional and physical health and well-being of the entire family.
There are 49 child support agencies across California that establish and enforce child support and medical support orders. Either parent or any guardian of a child can open a child support case, whether or not there is an existing child support order, and a case is automatically opened when a child receives public assistance.

All case services are handled at this county or regional level and all child support-related questions should be first routed to the agency in your county or region of residence.

Support groups for adults

Support groups for KIDS