Separation and divorce mean a lot of change for both children and parents. It’s a stressful time and emotions are often running high. However, life doesn’t stop while everyone is trying to adjust to the new situation. This section explains what parents can do to help their children cope better with the separation or divorce. It contains information on what families can expect after separation, parents’ responsibilities, the rights and responsibilities of children, and provides some tips on how to parent during this period of change.