FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
When I Miss You by Cornelia Maude Spelman:
A story told through animal characters about separation anxiety. The story helps young children understand the emotions associated with missing a parent and finding ways to soothe themselves during this process.
Why Do Families Change? by Dr. Jillian Roberts:
This book answers specific questions that children may have about why parents sometimes separate and divorce.
My Family is Changing (A Drawing and Activity Book for Kids of Divorce)
by Tracy McConaghie:
A number of children from different ethnic backgrounds share short stories about their experience with their parent’s divorce and then invite the reader to draw and/or write their own response.
Two Homes by Claire Masurel:
The author takes the simple concept of a child of divorced parents who will has two homes, two front doors, two bedrooms, etc., and presents this idea in avery reassuring and special way.
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst:
Not specifically about divorce, but the story is about how we are always connected with people we love even if they are out of sight.
Talking to Children About Divorce by Jean McBride:
This book is a wonderful resource for parents and is filled with very practical information about talking to your children about divorce. The book includes scripts that parents can use to talk about these sensitive issues in a reassuring manner.