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.
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
UpToParents.org Freedom 22 Foundation
An interactive website for separating and divorcing parents
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.