Separation and divorce mean a lot of change for both children and parents. It’s a stressful time and emotions often run high. But 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 a break-up, parents’ responsibilities and children’s rights and responsibilities. It also gives some tips on how to parent during this period of change.