Info for children

Family mediation can help your parents agree on important things affecting you, like who you’ll live with, and what arrangements there will be for you to spend time with your other parent. You can read more about family mediation here. 

In family mediation, your parents will discuss what life will be like after they separate. That will involve talking about you, where you will live and how you will see both of your parents. They may ask you what you think and it is fine to tell them exactly what you feel.  

Sometimes parents might ask you to be involved in the family mediation discussions. It’s called child-inclusive mediation and NFM mediators are experts. 

Many young people find it difficult to talk to their parents at this time.

If you do too, it’s good to find someone else to talk to 

– like a grandparent, a teacher or a family friend.

Many children grow up with separated parents.

Remember, things will get better. Your parents won’t be angry with each other for ever.


Parents rarely stay angry with each other forever and family mediation will help them move on with their lives as separated parents. 

If you want to know more about how family mediation can help people who are splitting up click here.