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SUGGESTIONS FOR

PARENTS TO HELP
THEIR CHILDREN DEAL
WITH DIVORCE
1. Regular visits with the absent
parent should be arranged.
2. Talk to the children about their
feelings

WHAT IS IT AND HOW
DOES IT WORK?
Bibliotherapy is known as the
use of reading materials to help
children or adults in solving
personal problems.
Bibliotherapy promotes
self­awareness, helps clarify
emerging values and the
development of a child’s
ethnic/culture identity, and
even explands a preadolescent
individual’s appreciation of
other cultures and worldviews.

3. Try to maintain as much stability
through the household routines as
possible.
4. Avoid giving children
responsibilities beyond their age
capacity. (For example: A
10­year­old should not be expected
to be the care giver of a younger
sibling)
5. Realize that children will go
through a grieving process for the
parent who is absent from the
home
6. Children will sometimes blame
themselves for family separations,
so it is important for parents to
help them understand that nothing
was their fault.

DIVORCE
BIBLIOTHERAPY
BY: JOSIE KINNISON

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN
CHOOSING and using
LITERATURE
• Choose Books that are
well written and tell a
good story.
• Be sensitive to children’s
circumstances and
personalities when
selecting books for the
classroom.
• Provide many
opportunities for different
responses to literature.
• Honor children’s unique
responses to stories.

"Approximately
one out of five
school age
children are
living in singleparent homes."
-john pardeck

REASONS TO USE
LITERATURE
LITERATURE IS USED TO
INFORM CHILDREN ABOUT
TOUGH TOPICS.
 IN ADDITION TO INFORMING
AND TEACHERS AND FAMILIES
CAN OFFER QUALITY
CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO
MODEL WAYS TO COPE..

books about divorce
1. Dinosaurs Divorce
By: Laurene Krasny Brown
2. The Invisible String
By: Patrice Karst
3. My Family's Chaning
By: Pat Thomas
4. I Don't Want To Talk About It
By: Jeanie Franz Ransom
5. What Can I Do? A Book For
Children Of Divorce
By: Danielle Lowry
6. Surviving Your Parent's Divorce
By: Charles Boeckman
7. The Divorce Express
By: Paula Danziger
8. The Family Book,
By: Todd Parr
9. Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce
By: Cornelia Maude Spelman.
10. Mom's House, Dad's House For
Kids
By: Isolina Ricci

"Books are mirrors in
which children can see
themselves. When they
are represented in the
literature we read,
they can see
themselves
as valuable and
worthy of notice.”
-Sue Mankiw

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