“Don’t Divorce Me,” a Movie That Explains Separation to Kids

It’s a very lucky family tree these days that doesn’t have a least one of its branches spliced by a split-up. We have several divorces in our extended family, and now that our ever-curious kids are old enough to notice (4 and 5), I’ve had to explain several times why certain grandparents are unattached and other relatives are out of the picture all-together. Tricky stuff. So when I got an invite for a screening of HBO Family’s documentary, “Don’t Divorce Me,” which touchingly follows several preschoolers and elementary schoolers as they cope with their parents’ split, I RSVPed yes. You’ll blink back tears, but also come away with real-life ways to help your kids cope in the wake of an event that truly does rock their little world. My favorite tip (from a tween who hadn’t cut her hair since before her folks called it quits): Let your children hold onto their memories. “Don’t Divorce Me” airs Thursday September 21 at 6:30 p.m., and might be the most well-spent 30 minutes of your day.

Click here to watch the trailer.

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  1. by Diana

    On September 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    How can I watch this if I don’t have HBO?

  2. by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

    On September 21, 2012 at 9:21 am

    As Founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network for parents I applaud this new video and the message it sends. We need to educate parents about the effects of divorce on innocent children and help them make the best possible decisions during and after the divorce. We encourage co-parenting. We offer sound advice from divorce professionals about successful parenting after divorce and have a free ebook for all parents — Post-Divorce Parenting: Success Strategies for Getting It Right! available at http://www.childcentereddivorce.com.

  3. [...] starters we can listen to what our children are telling us. In a new documentary by HBO entitled “Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce,” real children from all around America are interviewed about their parent’s recent divorce. [...]

  4. by John Myers

    On October 24, 2012 at 10:37 am

    How can I buy this video? I do not have HBO and would love to see it.