Books for Divorcing parents with children

How to Talk to Your Kids about Your Divorce: Healthy, Effective Communication Techniques for Your Changing Family by Dr. Samantha Rodman

     Expert advice for discussing divorce with your children.  Appropriate for all ages.

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci

     Advice on coping during divorce and parenting plans.

Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children’s Needs by Philip Michael Stahl

     The effects of divorce on children through the eyes of the children.

Please Don't Buy Me Ice Cream: A Child's Rules for Priceless Parenting by Dana M. Greco

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart by Constance Ahrons

    Challenges the view that divorce is one of life’s failures and how to make the best of your changing family.

We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About their Parents’ Divorce by Constance Ahrons

     Interviews with adult children of divorce with suggestions for maintaining healthy family relationships.

Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House or Dad’s? Parenting Together While Living Apart by Marc Ackerman, Ph.D.

     A psychologist provides healthy practical advice on divorce and shared parenting.


books for children

Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown

     For young children dealing with their parents’ separation and divorce.

It’s Not Your Fault Koko Bear: A Read Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce by Vicki Lansky

     A storybook which deals with the concerns and feelings of young children with suggestions for parents.

Two Homes byClaire Masurel and Kady MacDonald Denton

     Showing young children that a change in living arrangements does not change their parents’ love for them.

I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Jeanie Franz Ransom

     Young girl discovers big changes in her life as part of her parents’ divorce and how her parents’ love for her continues.


books on the divorce process & options

Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life by Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson

     A detailed description of the Collaborative Process as a healthier way to divorce.

The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids – Without Going to Court by Ron Ousky and Stuart Webb

     A discussion of the Collaborative Process for divorce and how to maximize positive outcomes.

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement, Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton

     A manual on how to effectively negotiate.

Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury

     A manual on how to effectively breaking through barriers to cooperation.

 

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