Books for kids about divorce
July 13, 2013 12:19 PM Subscribe
My friend is getting a divorce, and doesn't know how to talk to her two young daughters (3 and 4) about it. Are there any books that have helped others in a similar situation?
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Their father is not in their lives at all (and hasn't been for approximately a year), and my friend and her kids are living in a town several hours away from him. Right now she's telling the kids that their dad is "at work," (he often traveled for work before the divorce, so that's something they're used to). The kids occasionally talk to him on the phone, although her younger daughter usually refuses to speak to him when he calls. Her older daughter has been asking why her dad is at work so much, and my friend wants to be able to talk to her about it in a healthy way, but doesn't know how. I told her that it would be best to be honest with them, in an age appropriate way, but she said that she isn't sure how to do it, or what to say. Does anyone have any books to recommend that might help her with this? Either books for parents on how to have these conversations, or books for young kids that might spark conversations would be welcome!