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Family break-up - helping children cope

relationships; break-up; separated; divorce; breakup;

When a family breaks up it is hard for everyone, especially children.

Parents need to move from being a couple to being partners in parenting. How they handle this and deal with any conflict has a big impact on how children cope.

Children need the love and support of both parents as they adjust to the changes. It’s important that they feel safe and secure.

To find out more

Parent Easy Guide developed by Parenting SA - A partnership between the Department for Education and Child Development and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network South Australia.

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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