This is a kid-friendly, sympathetic look at what happens when parents get divorced. It walks children through the feelings they might be having, the fact that divorce means your parents will not be getting back together, what your holidays will look like and what will happen to the children once the divorce is final.
Told through the perspective of a dinosaur family, the words come through gently and accessibly. There is discussion of why divorce happens, how to handle your feelings and explores the world of stepfamilies.
Also includes a glossary of words a child might hear while the family goes through a divorce, i.e. court, judge, etc.
32 pages 978-0316109963 (paperback) Ages 4-8
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
**************** For over 25 years, changing families have been using Dinosaurs Divorce to learn to talk to each other about one of life's most difficult moments, from the creators of the beloved, bestselling Dino Life Guides--over half a million copies of the series sold.
Dinosaurs Divorce Will Help you Understand: * Divorce Words and What They Mean * Why Parents Divorce * What About You? * After the Divorce * Living with One Parent * Visiting Your Parent * Having Two Homes * Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions * Telling Your Friends * Meeting Parents' New Friends * Living with Stepparents * Having Stepsisters and Stepbrothers---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0316112482 (hardcover) Ages 4-8