Do you think a child should know the true reason why his/her parents split up ev

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. JillKostow profile image89
    JillKostowposted 8 years ago

    Do you think a child should know the true reason why his/her parents split up even though it may...

    be negative actions of one or both parents?  If yes, what age is a good age to tell them?

  2. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 8 years ago

    If the child is old enough to understand that mom and dad are splitting up whether temporarily or permanently and might end up divorcing, if the child know and understands completely these facts, then the child should be able to receive understand and accept the truth as to why.
    For any child to have two parents, then suddenly only have one, needs explaining. Why only one now and where is the other one?
    Most importantly the child should know that it is loved, and not the cause for the separation under any circumstances, it is something between the parents, who are supposed to be adults.

  3. JillKostow profile image89
    JillKostowposted 8 years ago

    Dave, I agree with you completely, but I should have been more direct with my question.  If the child was too young to know why the parents split up, and to this day can only remember a view past memories of the parents being together.  Should you then tell them the truth? 
    If the child was 1 or 2 when the divorce happened  and 6 years have passed since the parents were together, should the child know the truth behind the divorce?  Or should you just leave it at your parents just got divorced?

  4. coolhubs profile image60
    coolhubsposted 8 years ago

    If the child ask for specific reasons, it would be fair to give the answers,it may be hard  not to blame  your partner, for this reason its better to say you have tried but you just do not love each other enough to stay together. This will help the child to love both parents equally. Where physical or psychological abuse is involved, its better to be honest as the child may become a victim.The information can be given in a caring way such that the child will understand the abusive parent can not help from abusing. Remember you have your own version and so does your partner. If possible, agree with your patrner what answer each will give the child. This helps the child respect each of you as individuals,and the decision you have made, though it may be hard to take in.

  5. padmendra profile image45
    padmendraposted 8 years ago

    If  he is grown up and understands the  value  of father and mother, he can be apprised of the fact of his parents split up.    Good age to tell the things is when he or she  have  crossed the age being a child.

Closed to reply
 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)