Go to any bookstore or library, and you will see a plethora of resources on how to conduct, survive, execute, and recover from a divorce. However, there aren’t as many good resources on the topic of kids and divorce. Video Nurse takes a look at an article on the Mayo Clinic on the topic, to help those of you who are divorcing and have children.
I noticed there are some great books for younger children to help parents broach the topic of divorce, addressing a younger child’s propensity to believe the breakup has to do with him or her, and talking about the fears young children may have about what will happen to their parents as well as where they will live. There aren’t so many books just for older children or teens, and certainly even less for young adults. Many of the adult children of divorce are still figuring out how our parents’ divorces affected us, and how the positive and negative outcomes play out in our own relationships. Parents themselves may be trying to figure out how the law affects their children, yet are also emotionally conflicted about the decisions their older children will make in regards to who they will live with.
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