Parents often say that the hardest part about getting divorced is that moment when they have to break the news to the kids. They know that once those words leave their mouths, their kids' lives are changed and they can never turn back the clock.
My name is Vikki Stark, I am a family therapist, and I am researching the events and feelings around that revelation and want to hear from children, teens and adults who were children when their parents divorced.
The Study is being conducted through an email questionnaire for parents to complete with their kids up to the age of 12. Teens who have a parent's consent can fill it out on their own. Adults, who were kids or teens when their parents divorced, can complete their own version of the questionnaire.
Why participate in this Study? 1) The results of the study will help future parents know how to break the news in the kindest and smartest way possible and therefore protect kids and 2) it helps to tell your story, no matter how long ago it took place.
To get a copy of the questionnaire, please email ChildDivorceStudy@gmail.com and be sure to indicate the age of the person filling out the questionnaire.
Vikki Stark M.S.W.
* This study is being sponsored by the Sedona Counselling Centre of Montreal.