Emily - posted on 02/11/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
My husband and I have very recently ( today) decided that we are getting a divorce. This is hard enough on any child, but how do I explain it to my 7 year old with aspergers? Also, with finances being what they are, he will not be moving out until this summer. Do we wait until then so as not to confuse him? I don't know what to do. I'm so overwhelmed and saddened on my own and know that my son is picking up on it. He's sucking his thumb and using other self soothing techniques more over the last two weeks. Is it better to tell him now and hope he's not confused? And just keepreassuring him that I love him and he can always talk to me?