Parenting through a split or divorce? Here are some expert tips to help you put the children first

Children's needs must be carefully considered when their parents separate. Photo: Getty/picture posed

It’s clear that staying together for the sake of the kids is no longer something most people believe in. In Ireland, divorce rates are on the rise and this is not likely to stop. The question is, then, what is best for our kids? As a general rule, what we do is more important than what we say, and indeed, much therapy in relationships is about getting people to look at actions, not words; in our actions are our truths. This is never more so than in our parenting practice. Modelling healthy behaviours around relationships and relationship breakups is of vital importance for our kids.

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