Kids say the darnedest things, especially if they’re Brad Pitt’s.  UsMagazine.com reports that in an interview with CBS: Sunday Morning, the Academy Award nominee admitsted his six children are pushing him to propose to mommy Angelina Jolie.  “We’re getting a lot of pressure from the kids,” Pitt said.  “It means something to them.”  The star of Moneyball admits he has struggled with explaining to the kids why his marriage to Jolie has been on hiatus.  When the six demanded he “buy mommy a ring,” he replied with, “Okay, I will, I will.”  Pitt added he always listens to his children’s feelings.  “You have less time to spend on a project,” Pitt said.  “You come home and you’re Dad.  You’re much more conscious of how much time you give to a production.”

How do you explain a partnership versus a marriage to your kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

Although Brad struggled, it doesn’t mean you should.  Here are some ways to keep your kids in the loop:

1. Simple is best: Try not to over-complicate the situation when explaining you and your partner’s decision.  Take some time to prepare together on what you will say.

2. Be prepared:  Kids can — and most certainly will — ask questions.  The only real way to be ready for it is to keep an open mind so you’re not thrown off by one of their inquiries.

3. Believe:  You and your lover have to back your decision 100 percent before sitting your children down.  Any room for doubt in either of you shows that you both have to work things out.

What are some other things to keep in mind while explaining your relationship to your kids? Share your thoughts below.