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
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
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.
SPLIT – a film for kids of divorce (and their parents): www.splitfilm.org
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood S11 EP4- Divorce: