If you were a child of divorce or you are a divorced parent, you understand how difficult the split can be on the family. DON’T DIVORCE ME! KIDS’ RULES FOR PARENTS ON DIVORCE addresses this important subject, allowing kids to offer dos and don’ts parents should follow and providing a valuable tool for families struggling to find their way.
When a couple is going through a divorce, they can forget how much it affects their kids. DON’T DIVORCE ME! weaves together interviews, drawings, songs, photos and handwritten rules for parents on how to make divorce a little easier on kids. Included in these rules are such heartfelt statements as “Tell me it’s not my fault,” “Don’t put me in the middle,” “Don’t take your anger out on me,” and “Respect my feelings.” Ranging in age from five to ten, more than two dozen children candidly share their innermost feelings, displaying surprising maturity. These young children tell their stories to remind parents that divorce – and the resulting splitting of time, home and family – is hard on them, but there are ways to make things better.
“When thinking about divorce, a child’s perspective can often be left out of the equation,” notes executive producer Rosie O’Donnell. “This film puts these kids front and center, advocating on their behalf. DON’T DIVORCE ME! will help remind parents and children alike that at the end of the day, we must respect and listen to one another.”
O’Donnell’s new documentary will air Thursday, September 20th at 6:30 pm EST on HBO.