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7 Best Divorce Guides and Workbooks for Kids

Getting Through My Parents' Divorce: A Workbook for Children Coping with Divorce, Parental Alienation, and Loyalty Conflicts

Getting Through My Parents' Divorce

An incredibly helpful guide, written by two experts who specialize in child psychology, is useful for kids stuck in the middle of a tough divorce. The book tackles difficult topics, like custody battles, lying, and undermining, and provides guidance for kids to navigate these incredibly complicated dynamics. This workbook offers exercises for kids to complete which will help them process their emotions and cope with their family circumstances.



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Children's Divorce Guides and Workbooks

Parents who divorce usually worry about how their children will cope. When the family unit is broken up, the kids are faced with complicated emotions they are not always mature enough to handle. Young children may not have the words to express their feelings. Older kids may shut down and refuse to talk about how they are doing with the situation. A particularly helpful way to get through is the use of divorce guides, in combination with children's divorce books, expressly written for young kids. Instead of forcing a difficult conversation, provide them with a variety of divorce workbooks for kids that they can use independently.  Given the startling high rate of divorce and data on how this event affects children, it is critical for parents to give their kids tools to work through their feelings. Children can work through these guides, written by child psychologists and family therapists, at their own pace and without the pressure of having to talk about their feelings. 


 A Smart Girl's Guide to Her Parents' Divorce 

A Smart Girl's Guide to Her Parents' Divorce

An extremely helpful guide for girls nine years and up who are coping with the separation of their parents. Written like a divorce advice column, this book features an expert who responds to a wide variety of questions from girls related to separation, divorce, re-marriage and other related topics. There is a section full of quizzes and tips from real girls who have experienced this same difficult life event.



 The Divorce Journal for Kids

The Divorce Journal for Kids

 This is a very comprehensive journal for kids ages seven and older. There are over one hundred pages of activities to help kids deal with their emotions, learn how to communicate, and express all of their feelings. In addition to guided prompts, the author provides words of comfort and advice for kids. Lots of blank pages are also included for children to record their personal thoughts.  Creative and engaging, this journal will help kids find the strength to cope with a life-altering event. 



 Kids' Divorce Workbook

Kids' Divorce Workbook

Kids will benefit from working through the various activities in this comprehensive divorce workbook. The written exercises begin with questions about what makes kids happy. Little ones are asked to draw pictures of things they enjoy doing. There are many other interactive worksheets that focus on building the self-esteem and confidence of a child. It's not until later that the guide delves into the topic of divorce. Children then engage in activies centered around  their parents' separation and life at home. Overall, a very effective and reassuring guide for kids to work through independently or with a trusted adult.



When Mom and Dad Separate 

When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce

This is a workbook that helps kids confront all of the tough questions they have about their parents' divorce. It can be used to supplement therapy or can stand alone as a journal to help kids heal on their own. There are ample opportunities to write down thoughts, draw pictures, and express feelings. 



 The Divorce Workbook for Children 

The Divorce Workbook for Children

Even if kids seem like they are handling the divorce well, parents need to provide opportunities for them to work through the emotional turmoil that is brewing beneath the surface. This divorce workbook, geared toward kids ages 6-12, is a good place to start. There are 40 activities for kids to work through independently. The focus is to help remove children from the center of conflict and give them skills to communicate their needs and feelings.



My Family Is Changing: A Drawing and Activity Book for Kids of Divorce  

My Family is Changing: A Drawing and Activity Book for Kids of Divorce

This is a really good resource that includes lots of short stories about divorce. The various scenarios include diverse families with different post-divorce arrangements, so most kids will find situations similar to their own. In addition to the stories, the guide includes room for kids to keep a journal and draw pictures to express their feelings. The author also provides insight on what children may expect, like splitting time between homes and creating new traditions.

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