Mr. Rogers can help parents explain divorce and separation

Fred Rogers, an educator, minister, and television personality, helped generations of children understand divorce.

Fred Rogers, an educator, minister, and television personality, helped generations of children understand divorce.

 

Mr. Rogers on Divorce:

“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we’re not alone.” Fred Rogers

Divorce is sad and painful. During a separation or divorce, children often feel as if their family is “broken.” They might even worry that "Since my parents stopped loving each other, they might stop loving me." Divorce changes families in many ways. But it’s still possible for children to feel secure, safe, and loved, even when their parents don’t live together. From Parent Resources - Divorce and Separation Fred Rogers Productions

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