RESOURCES
for kids

help for kids of divorce

Books and or films can be a helpful way to start conversations with your kids about tough topics. Often it’s easier and less stressful for children to talk about what’s happening in a book or film than what’s going on in their own lives.

Keep in mind, while a resource may be recommended, that doesn’t mean it’s the best resource for your children. Every family’s needs and circumstances are different, be sure to preview books or videos before giving them to your children.

books

for younger kids

  • The Boy Who Didn’t Want To Be Sad by Rob Goldblatt – For ages 3-6 years old
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst – For ages 3-6 years old
  • Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo – For ages 3-6 years old
  • Missing Rabbit by Roni Schotter – For ages 3-6 years old
  • Two Homes by Claire Masurel – For ages 3-6 years old
  • My Family’s Changing by Pat Thomas – For ages 3-6 years old
  • My Stick Family by Natalie Reilly and Brandi Pavaese – For ages 3-6 years old
  • Mom and Dad Glue by Kes Gray – For ages 5-8 years old
  • When they fight by Kathryn White – For ages 3 years old and up
  • Fred Stays With Me! By Nancy Coffelt – For ages 5-9 years old

    * Not about divorce but great for talking about feelings and developing coping skills*
  • The Way I Feel by Janan Cain – For ages 4-8 years old
  • Is a Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff – For ages 4-8 years old

for older children

  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids by Isolina Ricci – For ages 10 -12 years old
  • Why Are We Getting a Divorce? by Peter Mayle – For ages 8 -12 years old
  • Amber Brown is Green with Envy by Paula Danziger – For ages 8 -12 years old : Fiction
  • The Divorce Express by Paula Danziger – For ages 12 -12 years old : Fiction
  • Catching Crazy by Jacob Cummer – For ages 10 -12 years old : Fiction
  • Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life by Barbara Dee For ages 12-14 years old : Fiction

for tweens and teens

  • The Divorce Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Move Beyond the Breakup by Lisa M. Schab
  • The Divorce Helpbook for Teens by Cynthia MacGregor

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