Books on Divorce (For preschoolers and
All About Divorce, by Mary Blitzer Field, The
Center for Applied Psychology, Inc.
• Always, Always,
by Crescent Dragonwagon, MacMillan.
• Annie Stories: A Special
Kind of Storytelling, by Judith S. Wallerstein and Doris
• Free to Be A Family:
A Book About All Kinds of Belongings, by Marlo Thomas, Bantam
• Why Are We Getting a
Divorce? by Peter Mayle, Crown Publishing.
• Daddy Doesn't Live Here
Anymore, by R. Turaw.
• Months of Sundays,
by R. Blue, Franklin Wafts, Inc.
• It's Not Your Fault,
KoKo Bear, by Vicky Lansky, Book Peddlers. Published in
1998, this book with pictures is
suitable for children ages 3-5 years
to read together. In the book, Koko bear faces many situations connected
divorce. He learns what divorce means.
He also learns about different feelings he has about divorce and about
events change because of divorce.
• Dinosaurs Divorce: A
Guide for Changing Families, by Laurene Krasney Brown and
Marc Brown, (1986), Little
Brown and Company. Suitable for school-aged
children. Issues such as why parents divorce, living with one parent,
having two homes, telling friends,
parents' new partners, and celebrating special occasions are discussed.
• How Do I Feel About:
My Parents' Divorce, by Julia Cole (1997), Copper Beach
Books. This book for older school-
Books for Parents to Help Children Through Divorce
Children Cope with Divorce, by Edward Teyber (2001) This
book was named one of the Ten Best Parenting
Books of the Year by Child magazine.
It includes research and clarifies some conclusions about the impact of
on children of different ages. There
is a detailed program for parents to help their kids understand and cope,
and it offers
specific ideas for every family member
to help get through the transition.
• Mom's House, Dad's House:
Making Two Homes for Your Child, by Isolina Ricci (1997)
Originally published in
1980, this book has been revised
and expanded. It is meant to help separated, divorced, and remarried parents
good working relationships with their
ex-spouse so that their children will have the benefit of two loving parents.
reference materials, resources, as
well as emotional and legal information.
• Co-Parenting After Divorce:
How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children in Two-Home Families,
by Diana Shulman
(1997) The author, a psychologist,
has written an easy-to-read how-to guide for divorced parents with children
age to help deal with the adjustment
of co-parenting after divorce. Deals with most problems that parents may
gives constructive ways to
deal with conflict.
This fact sheet by the American
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) gives information on
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A site that gives practical
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