Kids Zone Help Children Deal With Separation

26/11/2009 09:20 | Updated 22 May 2015

The Children's Society has recently launched an online guide to help children of all ages deal with the separation of their parents. The Children's Society has partnered up with leading law firm Mischon de Reya to create the Kids Zone area of the website.

This section will feature advice, a letter the child can give to their parents if they're struggling to verbalise their feelings, and several short films sharing the personal stories of children who have actually gone through a separation and divorce.

There's also a FAQ page for the common questions that children, and even parents, might have.

Bob Reitemeier, the Chief Executive at The Children's Society said: "The special resources we have developed with Mischon de Reya on Kids Zone tackle many of the issues that children face during the break up of their parents' relationship.

Divorce and separation can often lead to a lot of confusion for a child, with many kids blaming themselves for the split and others becoming confused about where their loyalties may lie.

Obviously this resource is not there to replace a sit-down discussion between the child and the parents. However, children often miss out on this discussion when communication breaks down between the parents. That's when a resource like this can help answer any questions the child may have.

The Kid Zone also features several other sections covering bullying, and a support system for young carers.

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