When parents divorce, children suffer in a variety of ways. Most kids will struggle to understand not only what’s happening but why. They’re unable to process their feelings adequately on their own, and if they develop a maladaptive coping mechanism during this time, it can affect them throughout their lives. That’s why it’s important to talk with children about what it means when mommies and daddies get divorced, making sure they know that their parents still love them and in what ways their lives will be different after divorce. Be sure to allow time and space for them to process their feelings and encourage a variety forms of expression, including journaling, drawing and sports such as martial arts.