Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Don't Forget About The Kids

Children are the unfortunate victims of a divorce or separation. Amidst the confusion, the children can inadvertently be treated as pawns or their feelings are neglected. Although we may remind our children over and over again that what's happening between Mommy and Daddy is not their fault, our words are not always understood. It's SO important to teach these children that their "normal" is shifting to a "new normal." Children can relate to a story better than they can a live conversation with a parent. So with that...I've posted below several excellent books to read to your children as you and your spouse move from joint parenting to co-parenting. (click on the link next to the book title to learn more)

Nina Has Two Houses by Danielle Jacobs (http://www.amazon.com/Nina-Has-Two-Houses-situation/dp/0984962611)
Two Homes by Claire Masurel (http://www.amazon.com/Two-Homes-Claire-Masurel/dp/0763619841/ref=pd_sim_b_3)
It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear byVicki Lansky (http://www.amazon.com/Your-Fault-Koko-Bear-Read-Together/dp/0916773477/ref=pd_sim_b_1)

Elementary School
I Don't Want to Talk About it by Jeanie Franz Ransom and Kathryn Kunz Finney (http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Talk-about-It/dp/1557987033/ref=pd_sim_b_10)
A Smart's Girl's Guide to Her Parent's Divorce by Nancy Holyoke (http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Girls-Guide-Parents-Divorce/dp/1593694881/ref=pd_sim_b_12)

Middle School/High School
The Divorce Helpbook for Teens by Cynthia MacGregor (http://www.amazon.com/Divorce-Helpbook-Teens-Rebuilding-Books/dp/1886230579/ref=pd_sim_b_4)

Parents Book
Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Neuman (http://www.amazon.com/Helping-Your-Kids-Divorce-Sandcastles/dp/0679778012/ref=pd_sim_b_6)

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