Divorce brings about big changes in a family. It brings about huge transitions for everyone involved. But there’s one thing that children should know will never change—and that’s the love of the parents for the child.
It can be tough to get that message across to children (of any age) during a divorce, when emotions run high and times are stressful. Finding ways to engage in conversation about these changes is critical to children’s wellbeing. Parents have to find ways to be comforting and reassuring, even if they’re not always sure of the way forward themselves.
Children need to understand divorce in context, to understand they’re quite literally not alone. These books deal delicately with the subject of divorce, giving kids the opportunity to see how others navigate changes and find solutions to a difficult but not necessarily tragic family situation.