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Dealing with Divorce

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Ages: 0-3 years

I love the simplicity of this book for little ones and the fact that it normalizes that families come in all different shapes and sizes--some with one parent, some with two moms, some with two dads. Some families share a home with other families while some families live by themselves. All families are unique and beautiful!

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The Invisible String

Ages: 4-8 years

One of my favorite finds to date! This book can be used for children dealing with all types of loss, grief, and separation anxiety. In this book, the children are afraid to go to sleep alone and their mother reassures them that they are always connected to their loved ones with an invisible string, no matter how close or how far that person (or pet) may be. For such a complicated subject, it is written in such a positive and heartwarming way.

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My Family's Changing

Ages: 4-7 years

Written by a therapist himself, this book gives children a very concrete breakdown to what divorce is and the tricky and worrisome questions they may have that follow this news. It reinforces the concept that a child is never at fault or responsible for the divorce and normalizes different feelings that may arise.

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It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear

Ages: 3-7 years

This book is easy to digest and helps kids learn an understanding of divorce as well as the changes that may come along with it. This book works best for families where both parents plan to stay active and involved. It also normalizes the different feelings that kids might have through this process and reassures kids that their parents will still love them and care for them.

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Dinosaurs Divorce

Ages: 4-8 years

Although this is one of the real classics (TBT 1998), it remains just as relevant. This book helps kids understand what divorce means, why it happens, and how to best cope with everyone's feelings. It prepares kids for common scenarios like visiting the other parent, holidays and birthdays, stepparents/stepsiblings, how to talk to your friends about it and so on.

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I Don't Want To Talk About It

Ages: 4-8 years

This book is more serious and has the tone of a counselor. Oftentimes children don’t understand how they are feeling nor do they know how to express those feelings accurately. This book normalizes some of the common feelings children have that are associated with divorce. When a child's parents tell her they have decided to divorce, the last thing she wants to do is talk about it. Instead, she wants to roar as loud as a lion so she can't hear their painful words, or turn into a fish and hide her tears in the sea, or even become a bird and fly away. This book also offers good tips for parents to help their kids thrive through this life transition.

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Two Homes

Ages: 3-7 years

This one enhances the important perspective of a child continuing to be loved, regardless of the difficult changes. I love that it uses everyday childhood activities and routines that are so relatable to young children.

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Maybe Tomorrow?

Ages: 4-8 years

This is a beautiful and heartwarming story that depicts the feelings of grief, loss, and the difficulty in transitioning through life events. Elba carries around a big dark block while Norris dances everywhere he goes. This story demonstrates the power of friendship, kindness in healing.

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