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Divorce-related resources on this blog

There are several articles, a video, and a webinar on this blog, created specifically to help parents through the divorce process.  They are collected below for easy access. How to tell the kids When to tell the kids 7 Things kids want parents to remember Book recommendations about divorce for kids Book recommendations about divorce for parents When parents start [...]

Divorce: How to tell your kids

Parents come to see me for this specific question more than almost any other single question.  Although divorce is a very challenging time for families, the silver lining is that there are many choices that parents can make to protect and take care of their children during this time.  Below I share 5 of the more important things to do/think [...]

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When should we tell the kids that we are getting a divorce?

Once parents are certain that they are separating or getting a divorce, they begin to think through when/what/how they should tell their children.  Regarding WHEN to tell children about a divorce or separation, here are some tips. A few concrete suggestions: Avoid major holidays and birthdays, etc. Consider the child's school or extracurricular schedule (major tests or events, etc.) Don't [...]

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Book Review: Books about divorce for kids

No matter what the topic, reading a relevant book can help parents navigate through tough times. They are helpful partly because books give us guidance on important concepts to cover, and a script to follow, but also because the pictures give our kids a concrete visual image to go along with our words. Today's post is a list and brief summary of some of my favorite books on divorce for younger kids.

Book Review: Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce

When parents of young children divorce, explaining the concept of divorce is often a great challenge.  Books can help with this, in part because they give parents a script to follow, concepts to go along with the words, and pictures that give kids a concrete visual image to go along with the words. Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce, by Cornelia [...]