Print and Media Resources

Touchpoints: Birth to age 3 and Touchpoints: 3-6: T. Berry Brazelton

The Irreducible Needs of Children: T. Berry Brazelton & S. Greenspan

Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Christiane Northrup, PhD.

What Do You Really Want for Your Children?  Dr. Wayne Dyer

The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children- parenting from the heart: Steven Vannoy

The Talk: a breakthrough guide to raising healthy kids in an oversexualized, online, in your face world:  Sharon Maxwell, PhD.

The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence:  Rachel Simmons

Blessing of a Skinned Knee:  Wendy Mogel, PhD.

Mind in the Making:  Ellen Galinsky

The Six Stages of Parenthood: Ellen Galinsky

Daring Greatly: Brene Brown

Parents We Mean to Be: Richard Weissbourd

Parentless Parents:  Allison Gilbert

Family Safe Media- a site that sells products to preserve family values in a media driven society: http://www.familysafemedia.com

Resources for Parents of Teens

http://www.joanigeltman.blogspot.com/: invaluable, practical advice for parents of teens

I Get It: Three Magic Words for Parents of Teens: Joani Geltman, MSW (available through joaniegeltman.com)

The Blessings of a B Minus:  Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resiliant Teenagers:  Wendy Mogel, PhD.

 

Resources about Divorce

Adults:

Two Homes, One Childhood  by Robert Emery, PhD

Making Divorce Easier on your Child- 50 Effective ways to help children adjust by Nicholas Long and Rex Forehand

Helping your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by Gary Neuman

Raising the Kid you love with the EX you Hate  by Edward Farber, PhD

Purchase the children’s books you like and have them available

so that your child can read and review them whenever they like

Young Children: 

Two Homes by  Claire Masurel

Very Good: Simple picture book that describes what it is like to live in two homes after a divorce.

The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman

Good:  Not specifically about divorce but includes families that have one mom or dad and step-parents.

School Age Children:                              

Divorce is the worst by Aastasia Higginbotham

Very Good: Creative book each page looks like a collage. It is straightforward and caring in language appropriate for children.  She offers suggestions at the end for how to cope.

Divorce:  a guide for changing families by Laurene and Marc Brown

Excellent: This is a comprehensive book about divorce written by the author of the Arthur book series.  It defines many terms used during a divorce and is very clear about what divorce can look like to a child.

Why do Families change: Our first talk about separation and divorce by Dr. Jillian Roberts

OK: A picture book with sophisticated language and definitions of common terms related to divorce.  It could be helpful for parents to have definitions to use when discussing divorce.

Let’s talk about Divorce: Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers Neighborhood)

Very Good:  Although this book only refers to traditional families, it discusses feeling children may be experiencing.

Charlie Anderson: Barbara Abercrombie

Excellent:  this is a story about a cat, but is really a story about having two homes.

Middle/High School Students

Divorce is not the End of the World: Zoe and Evan Stern

Excellent: This book is written by a brother and sister who have experienced divorce.  It has great advice for children to help them set boundaries and stand up for themselves in a positive way.

My Parents are Getting Divorced:  how to keep it together when your mom and dad are splitting up  by Florence Cadier

Good:  This book is written by adults for older children and the language reflects that.  It is full of great information and fun illustrations making it a bit more playful and relaxed feeling.

Videos:

SPLIT – a film for kids of divorce (and their parents):  www.splitfilm.org

Mr. Rogers Neighborhood S11 EP4- Divorce