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OPP: Divorce Talk

Yi guys,
My mom passed away from breast cancer ten years ago. Our two boys are 4.5 and almost 2 and they only know my step-mom as grandma. Yesterday I got a call from my dad that they have been having problems and he's thinking of separating or the big D. I gave him some suggestions as to how to fight for it, and he thought they were some good ideas and would try them. If it doesn't work out I understand, but I don't want to have the conversation with my oldest about where grandma is and why she doesn't come play anymore. Can you guys get some suggestions for the potential conversation with the boys? What should I tell them?
Slacker thinks that going through a divorce is already hard and when you bring kids into the mix it is even harder. He has no idea how to talk to kids about divorce, yes he has been divorced before but not when his kids were born. He said there is probably a book somewhere to help with this.

Steve said that he can’t even imagine having that conversation with his kids if he had them.

How should Troy go about telling his children about their grandma and grandpa’s divorce?

I think that dad, grandma, and grandpa should all sit down and tell the kids together? If not, kids forget stuff. Especially that young. They’ll move on from grandma. Hopefully.
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02/04/2014 5:22PM
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