Recommended resources for children and adults

Books for younger children

Dinosaur’s Divorce
by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown
For 4-8 years to help them understand and come to terms with separation and divorce

Was it the chocolate pudding: A story for little kids about divorce
by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo
Using humour this book explains divorce from a kids point of view and deals with practical day-to-day matters

 

Books for older children

Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids
by  Isolina Ricci
For 10+, includes tips, exercises and examples that help children build skills as families change

The Suitcase Kid
by Jacqueline Wilson
For 9+, realistic story of living between 2 houses and coping with stepfamilies

The Divorce Helpbook for Teens
by Cynthia Macgregor
Full of strategies and advice as they go through difficult times surrounding a family breakup

 

Books for adults

Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorce Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids
by Christina McGhee

Mom’s House, Dad’s House
by Isolina Ricci

The Truth about Children and Divorce
by Robert E Emery

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Helping Children Cope with Divorce
by Rosemary Wells

 

Online resources

www.splittingup-putkidsfirst.org.uk
www.cafcass.gov.uk
www.divorceandchildren.com
www.resolution.org.uk