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  • Do You Sing Twinkle: A Story about Remarriage and New Family

    Do You Sing Twinkle: A Story about Remarriage and New Family

    by Sandra Levins

    A useful picture story book for sharing with children who are living with step families. Living apart from a parent can be a hard adjustment for kids. And, if that parent remarries and has stepchildren, things can get really confusing. Told from a young boy's point of view, Do You Sing Twinkle? sensitively addresses many feelings and questions that children may have while adjusting to remarriage and a blended family after their parents' divorce. An extensive Note to Parents by Jane Annunziata, PsyD, is included to help parents learn easy...

  • I Don't Want to Talk About It: A Story About Divorce for Young Children

    I Don't Want to Talk About It: A Story About Divorce for Young Children

    by Jeanie Franz Ransom

    In this beautifully illustrated story, parents deliver the news to their daughter that they are getting a divorce. The child expresses a broad range of emotions, all expressed in terms of animals (e.g., she wants to withdraw like a turtle, roar like a lion, fly like a bird) and has lots of questions for her parents, which they answer thoughtfully and honestly. When a child's parents tell her they have decided to divorce, the last thing she wants to do is talk about it. Instead, she wants to roar...

  • I Have a Question about Divorce: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special Needs

    I Have a Question about Divorce: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special Needs

    by Arlen Gaines & Meredith

    Divorce is a difficult topic for any parent or educator to explain to a child, perhaps even more so when the child has Autism Spectrum Disorder or other special needs. This book is designed specifically to help children with these additional needs to understand what divorce means. Using a question and answer format, it explores the changes and feelings a child may experience during a divorce, and provides ideas to help cope with this life change. Illustrated with SymbolStix, which uses a symbol-based language for visual thinkers, this book...

  • It's Just Different Now

    It's Just Different Now

    by Linda Epsie

    A compassionate book which will help many children come to terms with their grief at parental separation. Written by an accredited grief counseller and educator.  *A book about children’s grief after separation and divorce* "A moving, compassionate and beautifully illustrated book…the simplicity of language used and the powerful colour and clarity of the illustrations is symbolic of an underlying truth – that pain faced boldly in the light of day eventually loses some of its ferocious intensity …its message has the power to touch us all." *- Dianne Mc Kissock OAM, relationship...

  • Let’s Talk About It! - When My Parents Forgot How to be Friends

    Let’s Talk About It! - When My Parents Forgot How to be Friends

    by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

    Young children become confused and hurt when their parents constantly argue, then decide to divorce. This sensitively written book assures boys and girls that children are in no way responsible for their parents’ inability to get along together. It lets kids know that although one parent chooses to move away from the home, both parents continue to love their little boy or girl. Both Mom and Dad will continue to spend happy times with them. Even very young children have concerns and anxieties, and Let’s Talk About It! books are written...

  • Living With Mum And Living With Dad: My Two Homes

    Living With Mum And Living With Dad: My Two Homes

    by Melanie Walsh

    A reassuring and simple story about separation for the very youngest children. Mum and Dad don't live together anymore so sometimes this little girl lives with her mum and her cat and sometimes she lives with her dad. She has two bedrooms and two sets of toys but she takes her favourite toys with her wherever she goes. This simple, warm, lift-the-flap book with bold and colourful illustrations is a reassuring representation of separation for the youngest children. Melanie Walsh is sympathetically alive to the changes in routine that...

  • Max's Divorce Earthquake

    Max's Divorce Earthquake

    by Rachel Brace

    When Max’s parents tell him they are divorcing it feels like an earthquake. There are so many changes to deal with and a lot of big feelings. Follow Max as he begins to move and live between his two homes, learns about his emotions and adjusts to life after the ‘divorce earthquake’. This beautifully illustrated children's picture book is aimed at 4 to 7 year olds whose parents are (or have) separated. Max's Divorce Earthquake will help children and their parents to be aware of the various emotions that...

  • Mum and Dad Glue

    Mum and Dad Glue

    by Kes Gray

    An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents’ divorce by Kes Gray and Lee Wildish. A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. This story is brilliantly told with a powerful message that even though his parents may be broken, their love for him is not. Divorce is an unhappy fact...

  • My Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore: A Drawing Book for Children of Separated or Divorced Parents

    My Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore: A Drawing Book for Children of Separated or Divorced Parents

    by Judith Rubin

    Some things are easier to say with pictures. When parents decide to separate or divorce, children need ways to sort through all the feelings, thoughts, and worries they are facing. This drawing book encourages kids to explore their inner world through both pictures and words, helping them to understand themselves and feel better during a difficult time of change. A Note for Parents discusses the impact of separation and divorce on the family, and describes the value of art therapy in coping with stressful emotions and experiences.  For children...

  • My Super Single Mum

    My Super Single Mum

    by Bronny and Muntsa

    My Super Single Mum is a deceptively simple little publication. It's not terribly long or deep however it evokes all the right feel-good emotions that will have you and your kids truly celebrating your little family, and just how special it really is. "It's just Mum and me and that's ok" gives a bird's eye-view of the relationship between herself and her wondrous super-single mum. The result is the telling of a life of riotous fun and love that any two-parent family might envy! With its sweet, simple phraseology,...

  • Two Homes

    Two Homes

    by Claire Masurel

    A comforting, reassuring and sensitive portrayal of divorce. In this award-winning picture book classic about divorce, Alex has two homes – a home where Daddy lives and a home where Mummy lives. Alex has two front doors, two bedrooms and two very different favourite chairs. He has a toothbrush at Mummy's and a toothbrush at Daddy's. But whether Alex is with Mummy or Daddy, one thing stays the same: Alex is loved by them both – always. This gently reassuring story focuses on what is gained rather than...

  • Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce

    Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce

    by Sandra Levins

    Was it the Chocolate Pudding? A story for little kids about divorce: When a young boy's parents divorce. He thinks it's because of the chocolate pudding he and his brother smeared all over the wall. If only he had brought a spoon! With this gentle story, young children can begin to understand that divorce is about grown-up problems, while getting comforting answers to their most pressing questions. This book also includes a comprehensive afterword for parents written by children's author and psychologist Jane Annunziata about helping deal with the...

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