Though there’s no substitute for talking to your kids about divorce, you can help them get through yours by offering them something good to read. Fortunately, there are plenty of good books on divorce (and that feature characters whose parents are divorcing) that can help your children understand what’s going on.
Mum and Dad Glue by Kes Gray and Lee Wildish
In Mum and Dad Glue, the main character wants to fix his parents’ relationship – but the book emphasizes that what’s happening isn’t the child’s fault and that kids can’t assume that responsibility. It also highlights that the kids (and their parents) will end up being okay.
I Have Two Homes by Marian De Smet and Nynke Talsma
I Have Two Homes centers on Nina, a girl who lives in both her parents’ separate houses. This uncomplicated look at what it’s like for kids with divorced parents is a must-read for kids age 4 and up.
Why Do Families Change?: Our First Talk About Separation and Divorce By Dr. Jillian Roberts
Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts wrote Why Do Families Change?: Our First Talk About Separation and Divorceto help kids understand their places in their families during and after divorce – and to help them understand they’re not at fault.
Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child’s Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce by Tamara Schmitz
Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child’s Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce is about a regular kid whose parents are divorcing. The uplifting message of the book shows kids that no matter what, parents always love their children – and having two homes to live in can be wonderful.
Divorce Feels Yucky!: The Kids’ Secret to Feeling Better by Madison Lovato and Lucas Lovato
Divorce Feels Yucky!: The Kids’ Secret to Feeing Better is about a young pair of siblings who find out their parents are splitting up. The brother and sister help reassure readers that though divorce seems scary, kids can (and should) talk to their parents and other trusted adults about what they’re feeling.
Do You Need to Talk to an Attorney About Divorce?
If you’re contemplating divorce, you’re not alone. We can help you through this difficult process so you’re free to focus on what’s most important: your children. Call our office at 414-383-6700 now to schedule your free consultation – we can give you the legal advice (and the peace of mind) you need.