Reading children’s books about divorce with your kids can help them to cope with divorce. We have collected the top 7 best sellers that Amazon users consistently recommend.
Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids
“An upbeat look at the ways in which, with the right support, kids of divorce can grow stronger and more able to navigate life’s storms. I recommend this kid-friendly, parent-helpful resource.” –M. Gary Neumann, LHMC, Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way
Zoe and Evan Stern know firsthand how it feels when your parents divorce. When their parents split they knew their lives would change but they didn’t know how. A few years later, when they were 15 and 13 years old, they decided to share their experience in this positive and practical guide for kids. With some help from their mom, Zoe and Evan write about topics like guilt, anger, fear, adjusting to different rules in different houses, dealing with special occasions like birthdays, adapting to stepparents and blended families, and much more.
Including updates from grown-up Zoe and Evan 10 years later, this honest guide will reassure children of divorce that, though it may seem it sometimes, it’s not the end of the world.
At Mommy’s house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy’s house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same – Alex is loved. The gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex’s place in both of them. TWO HOMES will help children – and parents – embrace even the most difficult of changes with an open and optimistic heart.
Smart Girl’s Guide to Her Parents’ Divorce
The changes that come with divorce can be difficult. This advice book will help you to better understand your parents’ divorce, from the initial split-up to a remarriage. The book includes quizzes and tips, plus advice from real girls who’ve been there and have wisdom to share.
It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce
This easy-to-understand children’s story and parenting guide is intended for families where both parents plan to stay active and involved in their child’s life. “It’s Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear” revolves around a lovable bear who doesn’t want to have two homes. KoKo’s experience will help children learn what divorce means, how family life will change, and understand that the divorce is not their fault.
Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child’s Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce
Addison is a regular kid whose parents are going through a divorce, but he knows that no matter what happens, his parents will always love him. The text in this beautifully illustrated picture book is inspiring, gentle, and uplifting, and teaches kids that having two homes to live in can be just as great as having two strong feet to stand on.