Although her parents’ divorce causes her to feel anger, concern, and sadness, Katie discovers that she can keep a loving relationship with her father even though he lives apart from her.
Book Categories: Divorce
Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step
Working out a fair and realistic child-custody agreement is one of the most difficult tasks for parents going through a divorce or separation. Building a Parenting Agreement That Works is the only book to show separating or divorcing parents how to overcome obstacles and create win-win custody agreements. A professional mediator, author Mimi Lyster sets… More Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step
Changes: My Family And Me
This colorful book addresses changes in a family, from divorce to remarriage, in a simple and direct manner. Ages 4 and up.
Jesse’s daddy lives across the country, and Jesse misses him very much. One day he writes his father a letter. When there’s no timely response, an unhappy Jesse writes again. He exudes happiness when he finally receives a long, wonderful letter from his dad, who explains that he has been away. The next day, Daddy… More Dear Daddy
Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide For Changing Families
This reassuring picture book is perfect for helping young children deal with the confusion and anxieties apt to arise when divorce occurs. Simple and direct, suggests positive ways of handling the fears and feelings divorce brings. Lively, funny illustrations.
Divorce and the Special Needs Child: A Guide for Parents
This book guides parents through the initial hurdles of choosing the right lawyer for their case, and explains exactly how to work with them to achieve the best possible outcome for all concerned. From agreeing upon child custody arrangements that meet the particular needs of the child, to making provision for child support payments, gathering… More Divorce and the Special Needs Child: A Guide for Parents
Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities
This is the first book for solo parents whose kids have a wide variety of disabilities (physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric), and who are widowed, separated, divorced, single by choice, adoptive or foster parents, or military spouses with deployed partners. The author skillfully weaves together extensive interviews and survey results of solo mothers and fathers (and… More Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities
This tender story-in-a-story makes the emotionally charged topic of separation and divorce approachable. Offers no simple solutions, merely shows a boy and a bear learning that even when a father has to live in another home, the love and caring never go away.
How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?: Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home
Baby Bear lives in a home with the Big Bears, and loves to chase butterflies and make mud pies – they make Baby Bear’s tummy fill with sunshine. Then, one night, Baby Bear hears a big storm downstairs in the house and in the morning, Baby Bear’s tummy starts to feel grey and rainy. How… More How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?: Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home
I Live with Daddy
Olivia, who lives with just her dad since her parents got divorced, has chosen to write a book about her mom’s glamorous career as a TV reporter but manages to show that she loves both her parents equally.
I Think Divorce Stinks
An appealing and realistic presentation of things children do not like about divorce. Written in simple language with a rhyming pattern and cartoon style illustrations. School age children of all levels enjoy this book.
I Wish I Had My Father
Father’s Day is tough for a boy whose father left him years ago and never communicates with him.
If Daddy Only Knew Me
Curious about the father who left them years ago, five-year-old Kate and her older sister Glory make an expedition across town to view him at his new home where he has a new family. Ages 5 and up.
Let’s Talk About It: Divorce (Mr. Rogers)
Divorce is difficult enough for adults, but for children, it can be devastating. Here, Rogers presents much-needed information to read, discuss, and implement. He defines a family as anyone who gives a child food, care, love, and a place to feel safe. Preschool-Grade 3.
Married with Special-Needs Children: A Couples Guide to Keeping Connected
This book looks at the ways in which having a child with special needs can make it more difficult for a marriage to thrive and how a child’s intensive needs can change the structure of a marriage. The authors describe what makes a marriage strong, such as continuing to share connections outside of parenting roles,… More Married with Special-Needs Children: A Couples Guide to Keeping Connected
On the Day His Daddy Left
Like many children, Danny is afraid his parents’ divorce is his fault. So on the day his daddy leaves, Danny writes a secret question on a slip of paper: Is it my fault? He shows the question to his teacher, his friend, and his dad and mom. Everyone reassures him that the divorce is not… More On the Day His Daddy Left
Room for a Stepdaddy
Joey has trouble accepting his new stepfather, but the constant love of his father, mother, and stepfather finally convince him that there is love enough to go around for everybody. Ages 3-5
She’s Not My Real Mother
Miles doesn’t like his step-mother, and refuses to be her friend. After they go to the ice show together, he realizes that perhaps he and she can be friends.