Helpful books for children going through divorce.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
I am constantly looking for good books to recommend to the parents that I work with who are going through divorce. Books are another good way to start conversations and help children understand what’s happening in their lives and to help them to express their feelings in a safe way.
So I am pleased to tell you about a selection of books recommended by the solicitors Mills and Reeve that I came across.
Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend
Henry Cooper and his dog Pomegranate have two houses. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other weekend, they live with Mama in her new apartment, but on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other weekend, they live with Papa in his new house.
This is a picture book that takes the subject of divorce and explains the facts gently but seriously. It addresses your child directly and is designed to encourage interaction between you.
Jack by Helen Victoria Bishop, and illustrated by Simon Murray
Jack is a sensitive book to inspire and support children through the difficulty of parent separation and divorce.
Jack is really sad…
…and alone in his bedroom he is thinking about the situation between his mummy and daddy.
Like many children in a break up situation he feels that it might be his fault. Jack speaks of his worries to his loyal friend, “Black Cat” who is able in his magical way to talk Jack through his concerns and worries and provide him with some practical advice on how to make life a little easier, all of which make Jack feel more confident and reassured.
One of my favourite books for younger children is ‘Always Mom, Forever Dad’ by Joanna Rowland.
In today’s world, more and more children have parents who live separately. As these children move between homes, they can’t help but wonder: Will Mom still love me? Will dad?
In this reassuring picture book, young readers see children who have two households whether because of divorce, separation, or other circumstances experiencing life’s ups and downs with both parents secure in the knowledge that Mom will always be Mom, and Dad is forever Dad.
Joanna wrote this book so children will never doubt they are loved.
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