New HBO Documentary Explores Divorce's Impact on Children

Posted by Pamela A. Crowther, Esquire on 21 September 2012

HBO will air a new documentary executive produced by Rosie O’Donnell called “Don’t Divorce Me! Kids Rules for Parents on Divorce.”   Initially airing on September 20, 2012, this thought provoking documentary will be repeated several times in HBO’s rotation throughout October. 

In a twist on the do's-and-don'ts guide for divorcing couples, "Don't Divorce Me! Kids' Rules for Parents on Divorce" tells it from the kids' point of view.  The half-hour documentary features interviews of two dozen children ranging in age from five to ten years old, offering an honest, emotional look at divorce from the perspective of children.  Far too often, well intentioned parents believe they are acting in their child’s best interest without understanding the impact of their actions on the children. While some counties in Pennsylvania require the “Our Children First” seminar, it is usually viewed once a custody action has been filed and initial hearing or conference is pending.  This is often not necessarily a period of time when people are the most open to considering their roles and co-parenting responsibilities in a custody case.  This documentary is an effort to change a person’s approach to custody, working toward an outcome that is truly in the child’s best interests. 

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