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Books for Kids About Divorce for Ages 3-9, Tweens, and Teens



Families are a complex and ever-changing thing. Although it is a myth that half of all marriages still end in divorce, according to The New York Times in 2014, there is no doubt that it does happen. Often, kids blame themselves. Younger children may begin acting sad and throwing tantrums, while older children may be angry or distant. Books for kids about divorce help them understand and process these emotions.

As a mom who has struggled with marital problems recently, I know how scary it can be. My husband and I even separated for a time last year. If your family is changing, these books for kids about divorce may be helpful.

I’ve included recommendations by age group, so feel free to jump to the section that applies to your kids’ age(s).

Books for Kids about Divorce, ages 3-9

Dinosaurs Divorce- Books for Kids about Divorce

Dinosaurs Divorce (Dino Life Guides)

Standing on My Own Two Feet- Books for Kids about Divorce

Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child’s Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce

Living with Mom and Living with Dad- Books for Kids about Divorce

Living with Mom and Living with Dad

The D Word- Books for Kids about Divorce

The D Word

My Family's Changing- Books for Kids about Divorce

My Family’s Changing (A First Look At Series)

Two Homes- Books for Kids about Divorce

Two Homes

Books for Tweens about Divorce

Divorce is Not the End of the World- Books for Kids about Divorce

Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids

What in the World do you Do When Your Parents Divorce- Books for Kids about Divorce

What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? A Survival Guide for Kids

When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends- Books for Kids about Divorce

When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Let’s Talk About It!)

Dear Mr. Henshaw- Books for Kids about Divorce

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Books for Teens about Divorce

Hatchet- Books for Kids about Divorce

Hatchet

Getting Through My Parents' Divorce- Books for Kids about Divorce

Getting Through My Parents’ Divorce: A Workbook for Children Coping with Divorce, Parental Alienation, and Loyalty Conflicts

Now What Do I Do?- Books for Kids about Divorce

Now What Do I Do?: A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents’ Separation or Divorce

Split in Two- Books for Kids about Divorce

Split In Two: Keeping it Together When Your Parents Live Apart

I Would But My Damn Mind Won't Let Me- Books for Kids about Divorce

I would, but my DAMN MIND won’t let me!: a teen’s guide to controlling their thoughts and feelings

Books for kids about divorce can be incredibly helpful. They provide much needed context during a confusing time, and they can answer questions or even provide a measure of solidarity. Books for parents going through a divorce can be equally helpful.

 Talking to Children About Divorce

How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce- Books for Kids about DivorceFor parents, life during a divorce is challenging to say the least. You’re dividing assets, figuring out how to untangle years of a life together, and dealing with all of the emotions that come with dissolving your marriage.

Divorce can be angry and scary, but talking to your kids about divorce doesn’t have to be. Rated 4.5/5 stars on Amazon, Talking to Children About Divorce is an incredible resource for communication and co-parenting when divorce has become the best option.

If you find yourself walking the path toward life as a single parent, over 100 others just like you recommend this book. Add it to your cart now.

10 thoughts on “Books for Kids About Divorce for Ages 3-9, Tweens, and Teens

  1. I’m so glad they have good books for kids on touch emotional topics like this. I hope I never have to get books like this for our own family, but certainly it is a topic kids need to understand for other reasons, such as other family members or friends with divorced parents.

  2. That’s good to have tools like books for kids to help understand divorce a little better. It can be so tough for kids and books are a great way for them to learn about things.

  3. Aw, as hard as it is to separate or divorce, I’m sure children make it that much more difficult. I remember feeling guilty as a child just when my parents would argue! I think books are a wonderful way to introduce any kind of change in a child’s life. <3

  4. This is awesome! Sometimes they get a greater understanding from books that supersede any explanation parents can ever give. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Exactly. It’s not a pretty process, but kids are resilient, and they just need to know they’re loved and supported throughout the process.

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