Here is small selection of divorce books for parents worth checking out at your local bookstore.
1. Child Custody: Building Parenting Agreements that Work
by Mimi E. Lyster
A practical guide for dealing successfully with this touchy issue. Checklists and worksheets make the whole process with its somewhat daunting legal implications a lot simpler to face.
2. Its Not Your Fault Koko Bear
by Vicki Lansky
This is a heartwarming storybook for parents to read together with young children when facing a divorce. Parents with young kids have given this book glowing reviews saying how it helped their child get in touch with and understand their feelings when going through this difficult time. Kids really relate to this one. Highly recommended.
3. Dinosaurs Divorce
by Marc Brown
This time its dinosaurs taking on the emotional turmoil of divorce, but in a way that will engage kids and hopefully have a positive influence with its cheerfull illustrations. Its on the long side (31 pages) and the different chapters tackle issues from “What is Divorce” to “Living in Two Homes”. A good way for parents and children to open up honest dialogue.
4. Difficult Questions Kids Ask And Are Afraid To Ask About Divorce
by Meg F. Schneider
Parents with older kids (after preschool) were reassured with this book and claimed that the questions hit very close to home. The subjects and ages vary though, so an overall good range for parents.
Originally posted on September 19, 2006 @ 9:11 pm