Most parents want their divorce to be as quick and pain-free as possible, especially when children are involved. Divorce can affect children in numerous ways and can often have damaging consequences for their self-esteem, behavior, academic performance, and health. Combining professional advice with firsthand experiences, this insightful guide pres a commonsense roadmap designed to avoid putting children in the middle of a divorce. Topics addressed include whether divorce is ever right for children; how to best sort out living arrangements and future communications following a separation; and how to minimize the pain and upheaval a divorce can bring. Highlighting the errors many parents make and their potential impacts, this is an essential resource for ensuring both an amicable split and healthy children.