Books for Kids
Sometimes reading a story about divorce can help a child make sense of his feelings and understand that he is not alone. A good book can also be a springboard for discussion between parents and kids. Here is a sampling of 10 books that may help you on your journey.
Dinosaurs Divorce By Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown Dinosaur characters introduce aspects of divorce, such as its causes and effects, living with a single parent, and spending holidays in two separate households.
I Don't Want to Talk About It By Jeanie Franz Ransom A young girl deals with the new, difficult, and conflicting emotions that arise when her parents divorce.
It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear By Vicki Lansky A preschool-age bear talks about the pain of divorce; advice for divorcing parents is included at the bottom of each page.
Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce By Cornelia Maude Spelman This simple story, told from the perspective of Dinah -- the youngest in the Bear family -- captures very young children's perceptions of divorce, along with their questions, emotions, and fears.
My Parents Are Divorced, Too: A Book for Kids by Kids By Melanie, Annie, and Steven Ford as told to Jan Blackstone-Ford Aimed at the preteen set, this book offers a kid-to-kid, heart-to-heart look at the realities of divorce.