Family Law Commissioner Michael Evans in Utah has come up with a divorce class for children, ages 9 through 12, whose parents are going through divorce.
A couple of psychologists have volunteered to talk to the kids. They are finding that the kids feel like they cannot talk to their parents about what is going on and courtrooms scare them. Some children feel that they are contributing to the divorce, especially if they hear their name mentioned by parents who are arguing.
Evans says it is important to let the children know it is not their fault, and reassure them they are not the only ones going through this and lots of other kids have the same feelings and concerns. The response, Evans says, is overwhelming.