Divorce can be upsetting for everyone involved. The following resources will help and support you and your family during this difficult time.

Internet Resources

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.

MU Extension
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.

Library Resources

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

Divorce: 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 yourself.

Healing the 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."

Helping Children Cope With Divorce by Edward Teyber.
Provides guidelines to help parents deal with the issues that emerge at each stage of the divorce process.

It's Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear: a Read-together Book for Parents and Young
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.

Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your
Children's Needs by Philip M. Stahl.
A realistic perspective on divorce and its effects on children. Offers practical help for divorcing parents.

The Stepkin 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 toward stepfamilies.

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