can be upsetting for everyone involved. The following resources
will help and support you and your family during this difficult
Divorce is awful for kids, and many parents are surprised how
much control they have over the way their children live through
their divorce. This page has information on "Getting Your
Children Through This".
Kids Guide to Divorce
Even though this web site is designed for children, it's offers great insights into how to talk to your own children about divorce.
This page has information on helping children understand divorce
and how to talk to children about divorce. There is help for
all different age groups from infants to adolescents.
DivorceNet® is the Internet's largest divorce resource, offering state-specific articles, an online community and a nationwide directory of divorce lawyers, mediators and financial professionals.
You can find information about divorce and its
effect on children in either the Children's or Adult area under
the Dewey number 306.89. Books may also be found in a special
parenting collection in the Children's area. Your local librarian
will be happy to help you locate the material you need or
visit your library online at www.nassaulibrary.org/list/nasslist.html
Young People Caught in the Middle by Beth Levine.
Explains what happens to young adults before,
during, and after their parents' divorces.
The Divorce Book: A Practical
and Compassionate Guide by Matthew McKay.
This book addresses how to avoid the psychological
traps, cope with the legal issues
and create the best possible new life for your children and
Hurt, Restoring the Hope: how to guide children and teens
through times of divorce, death and crisis with the RAINBOWS
approach by Suzy Yehl Marta.
Flatly rejecting the commonly held belief that
children simply bounce back from divorce, death, illness,
or life-changing crisis, Marta, offers a valuable reference
guide to help a grieving child. Arranged into three major
sections, and written in a positive, encouraging style, she
candidly draws on her own life experience to guide readers
through the "the hurt, the healing, and the hope."
Cope With Divorce by Edward Teyber.
Provides guidelines to help parents deal with
the issues that emerge at each stage of the divorce process.
Your Fault, KoKo Bear: a Read-together Book for Parents and
Children During Divorce by Vicki Lasky.
KoKo bear learns what divorce means, how to
deal with changes, how to recognize and deal with feelings,
and that divorce is not KoKo's fault.
After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting
Children's Needs by Philip M. Stahl.
A realistic perspective on divorce and its
effects on children. Offers practical help for divorcing parents.
Stories: Helping Children Cope With Divorce and Adjust to
Stepfamilies by Peggy Lumpkin.
Designed to be read to children under ten by
any concerned adult. The stories reflect a positive attitude