KIDS AND DIVORCE
Breaking the news to your 2 year old about the fact that mommy and daddy are separating is going to be quite different from how you explain it to your 10 year old.
Kids are going to handle the news in different ways, depending on their age and level of maturity.
GOOD PARENTING READS:
Let's face it, divorce is stressful. Breaking the news to the kids can be stressful as well.
Arm yourself with information and tips to make this transitional time easier on both you and the kids. Read some books on parenting such as:
“Mom’s House, Dad’s House” by Isolina Ricci.
This book provides strategies for dealing with divorce and shared parenting between two homes.
“How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce” by Jill Jones-Soderman and Alison Quattrochhi.
This guide aids parents in listening, believing, and nurturing their children through a difficult time.
“Making Divorce Easier on Your Child – 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust” by Nicholas Long and Rex L. Forehand.
This book offers immediate answers and quick advice about dealing with the different problems children in divorced families face.
“It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Children” by Vicky Lanski.
This book is written at a reading level for age 4-8 and reassures children that their feelings are normal, that their parents will still love them and take care of them, and that divorce is not their fault.