One of the third graders was telling me about his parents getting a divorce and how sad it was making him feel. Here's what I told him:
You know, my parents got divorced when I was in kindergarten? It was terrible. I missed my mom so much.
You know what, though? If my parents hadn't got divorced, I wouldn't be your teacher!
See, I moved to Houston to go to college because that's where my mom was. I loved it here and decided to stay in Houston after I graduated--that's when I started teaching here! I love this job!
I even met my wife in Houston! I love her! She's the best thing that ever happened to me!
See, if my parents hadn't got divorced, I would have NEVER even moved to Houston!
Just give it some time, and things will get better--you'll see.