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Helpful Books About Divorce For You and Your Children

Helpful Books About Divorce For You and Your Children

It’s not easy to explain all the aspects and emotions of divorce to your children. Sometimes reading them a book can help them understand and work through what they are feeling. published a top 10 list of helpful books about divorce that we thought you might find helpful.

10 Helpful Books About Divorce

  1. Dinosaurs Divorce: By Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Dinosaur characters introduce aspects of divorce, such as its causes and effects, living with a single parent, and spending holidays in two separate households.

  1. I Don’t Want to Talk About It:  By Jeanie Franz Ransom

A young girl deals with the new, difficult, and conflicting emotions that arise when her parent’s divorce.

  1. It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: By Vicki Lansky

A preschool-age bear talks about the pain of divorce; advice for divorcing parents is included at the bottom of each page.

  1. Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce: By Cornelia Maude Spelman

This simple story, told from the perspective of Dinah — the youngest in the Bear family — captures very young children’s perceptions of divorce, along with their questions, emotions, and fears.

  1. My Parents Are Divorced, Too: A Book for Kids by Kids: By Melanie, Annie, and Steven Ford

As told to Jan Blackstone-Ford Aimed at the preteen set, this book offers a kid-to-kid, heart-to-heart look at the realities of divorce.

  1. Dear Mom and Dad: What Kids of Divorce Really Want to Say to Their Parents: By Gillian Rothchild

A practical, concise guide that helps children and their parents get on with their lives — happily.

  1. Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way: By M. Gary Neuman

The exercises in this book help kids open up and deal with their feelings through drawings, games, poetry, role playing, and other activities.

  1. Mom’s House, Dad’s House: By Isolina Ricci, PhD

This groundbreaking classic (now revised and updated) explores the legal, emotional, and practical realities of creating two happy and stable homes for kids.

  1. Vicki Lansky’s Divorce Book for Parents: By Vicki Lansky

Offers advice on just about every aspect of divorce, from telling the kids to working out custody arrangements.

  1. What to Tell the Kids About Your Divorce: By Darlene Weyburne

A family therapist tells divorcing parents how to break the news to their children and reassure them that the split is not their fault.

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