I don’t know how my kids do it, they handle this a lot better than I did. Well, I’m better than I was when it first happen. Here are 10 books to help kids cope with divorce. Depending on the child’s age, divorces is hard on everyone involved, not just the parents, but especially the kids as well.
It will make the process easier for them to understand that mommy and daddy will no longer be in the same house. That sometime you will go to daddy’s house and sometimes you will go to mommy’s house. Life will be crazy, make it easier with these 10 books.
10 Books To Help Kids Cope With Divorce
Two Homes – $4.01
The gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex’s place in both of them.
Was It the Chocolate Pudding? – $9.95
Tells the story of divorce in a typical family from the point of view of a young narrator. Readers learn about divorce, and receive age-appropriate explanations of what is happening regarding such issues as single-parent homes and joint custody.
Dinosaurs Divorce – $4.84
Sympathetic to the full range of feelings that divorce produces, the authors use evocative cartoon dinosaur characters to convey their message. Chapters address such concerns as why parents divorce, what will happen to “me,” where will holidays be celebrated, living in two homes, etc.
It lets kids know that although one parent chooses to move away from the home, both parents continue to love their little boy or girl. Both Mom and Dad will continue to spend happy times with them.
Still A Family– $18.95
Emily got scared when her parents fought–then angry when they separated. She soon discovered that it was OK to have two homes–even fun, and they were STILL A FAMILY.
Daddy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – $4.00
When her parents decide to get a divorce, Casey is very unhappy, wonders if it is her fault, and tries a plan to get them back together.
My Family’s Changing – $7.99
This unusual picture book for younger children explores the issue of divorce. The author of this book is a psychotherapist and counselor and helps children to face their fears, worries and questions when their family is going through a break-up.
It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear – $7.99
Revolves around a lovable bear who doesn’t want to have two homes. KoKo’s experience will help children learn what divorce means, how family life will change, and understand that the divorce is not their fault.
Big Changes in the Crow Family – $7.99
After a whirlwind romance, marriage and a nest full of kids, Mom and Dad Crow face challenges leading to a fateful choice. Now the children must learn of the complex emotions that accompany any family going through divorce.
Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids – $11.32
Alongside practical ways to cope with big changes she offers older children and their families key resiliency tools that kids can use now and the rest of their lives. Kids and families are encouraged to believe in themselves, to take heart, and to plan for their lives ahead.
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Hey! I’m Natalie and I live in North Carolina. I’m a single mama of four awesome kiddos. These are my thoughts on life, motherhood, fitness and everything in between.