Children's charity Place2Be and Mishcon de Reya have produced a book written for adults by children on the topic of parental separation.
Splitting Up – A Child's Guide to a Grown Up Problem will shortly be available to buy on Amazon. To get your copy, please send your name, email address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to Place2Be.
The Shouting and the Silence
By Stephen, aged 11
When I was younger both my parents were around. There were a huge amount of arguments between my mum and dad. When I was in bed I would hear yelling in the sitting room and I stayed awake listening to it. They did not get on which probably explains where I am now. Honestly it was quite scary. There were moments when the rooms were silent and I didn’t know what was going on. It kept happening but we soon discovered I was kind of okay because that stuff was normal. I felt confused, really, really confused. I kept asking myself why is this happening.
From the book
Splitting up: A Child’s Guide to a Grown Up Problem
Mishcon de Reya
Voices in the Middle