5 Children's Books On Divorce
Parental separation or divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences for children. A key mitigating factor for the trauma can be open communication with your child.
While it is desirable to discuss things with your child, in reality it may be difficult for you to initiate conversation regarding this painful topic, especially when it might also be a devastating event for you. For smaller children, the discussion may become even more difficult for you.
Here are some insightful, sensitive and useful books that you may prefer to read yourself to find ideas about creating conversations with a small child. You may also use these books to read to your child and let them initiate conversation by asking questions.
NOTE: These books can only help you to initiate conversation. Every family's story is different and each situation unique. Some things may resonate with you, and some points may not be relevant to you. The explanations, assurances and answers to queries that are true to your situation have to come from you. When trying to help your child deal and heal, don't forget to practice self-compassion and self-care for your own healing.
by Laurene Krasny Brown & Marc Brown
by Claire Masurel & Kady MacDonald Denton
I Don't Want to Talk about It
by Jeanie Franz Ransom & Kathryn Kunz Finney
It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear
by Vicki Lansky
My Family's Changing - A First Look at Family Break Up
by Pat Thomas
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