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Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster? by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D. This book increases the understanding of a child's experience during divorce. The author includes clear-cut advice on handling negative behaviors. Excellent chapter on parenting with a new partner.

The Good Divorce (Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart) by Constance Ahrons, Ph.D. An excellent book that is ideal for parents in the divorcing process. Dr. Ahrons focuses on how develop a cooperative coparenting relationship based on the best interests of the children. Realistic and positive. Highly recommended!

Voices of Children of Divorce by Dr. David Royko (1999). This book provides insights (in the form of direct quotes) into how children perceive divorce and its related issues. These thoughts from kids give fodder for adults and open a door into the minds of children who have experienced divorce. A good empathy builder.

Dear Mom and Dad: What Kids of Divorce Really Want to Say to Their Parents by Gillian Rothchild. Clearly and concisely written, this handy little book uses a friendly, easy-to-read format to emphasize what children need from parents during (and after) divorce.


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