Children and Divorce


Divorce Resources
for Children

Read to your kids:

Hear their feelings, normalize their emotions.  Divorce Stinks!

  • Mom's House; Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child, by Isolina Ricci (2006, Fireside)
  • Dinosaurs Divorce, by Marc Brown and Laurie K. Brown, (1986) Age range: 3-10
  • Two Homes, by Claire Masurel and Kady Macdonald Denton
 Young Alex's parents are divorced, and he spends time with each of them. Age range: 0-3
  • It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear, by Vicki Lansky
 - Preschooler Koko Bear faces the troubling news that her parents are getting a divorce. Mama and Papa Bear compassionately listen to Koko's concerns and give her ample opportunity to express her feelings, while conveying the important message that the divorce is not her fault.
Age range: 3-7

Family Law Web Resources: 

Educate yourself about children and divorce.

AFCC Brochure
An informative brochure on divorce and children by the AFCC

Co-Parenting Communication Guide (PDF) Arizona Chapter of AFCC
Tools, tips and good practices for co-parents

Sesame Street Little Children, Big Challenges
Divorce Resources for parents and children ages 2-8
A great film about divorce and its impact on children  Freedom 22 Foundation
An interactive website for separating and divorcing parents

Family-Centered Parenting Plan: Keeping Kids Central, Not Caught in the Middle

Co-authored by Elise Buie and Karen Bonnell. Start here and know that there are many more non-adversarial, conflict-reducing resources just waiting for you, your co-parent and your children as you make this transition.

Areas We Serve

At Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC, we represent clients from Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and the surrounding region, including all of King County and the cities of Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Edmonds, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Federal Way, Shoreline, Des Moines, Bainbridge Island, Vashon, Auburn, Renton and Puyallup. We love working with clients from Seattle's unique, eclectic neighborhoods: West Seattle, Fremont, Ballard, Madrona, Queen Anne, Greenwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, View Ridge, Laurelhurst, Windermere, Madison Park, Magnolia, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Broadmoor, Phinney Ridge, Crown Hill, Yarrow Point and Mercer Island.

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Elise Buie Family Law Group


Elise Buie Family Law Group PLLC
1001 Fourth Avenue, 44th Floor   Seattle, WA 98154