Resources

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DIVORCE AND SEPARATION BOOKS

Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce 

by Lois Gold (Penguin USA, 1996)

What About the Kids: Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce

By Judith Wallerstein, Sandra Blakeslee (Hachette Books, 2004)

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate

by Harriet Lerner (Quill, 2002)

The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults through Divorce or Separation

by Karen Bonnell (Sasquatch Books, 2017)

Beyond Blame

by Jeffrey Kottler (Jossey Bass, 1996)

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child

by Ricci Isolina, Ph.D.  (Fireside, 1997)

Mindful Co-Parenting

By Jeremy Gaies and James B. Morris Jr (CreateSpace, 2014) 

BIFF For Co-Parents: Your Guide to Difficult Co-Parent Texts, Emails, and Social Media Posts 

By Eddy, Burns, and Chafin (Unhooked Books, 2020)

Vicki Lansky’s Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce and Its Aftermath

by Vicki Lansky (Book Peddlers, 1996)

LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution: Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implications for Practice

By Abbie Goldberg (Oxford University Press, 2018)

The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama: Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

By Lester Barclay (Khari Publishing Ltd, 2013)

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

My Family’s Changing

by Pat Thomas (B.E.S., 1999)

Why Don't We All Live Together Anymore?: Big issues for little people after a family break-up

by Emma Waddington (Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2016)

Dinosaurs Divorce

by Laurie Krasny and Marc Brown (Little Brown & Co., 1988)

Momma Days, Mommy Days: A Story of Love, Change and Hope

By Isabella Moreno (AuthorHouse, 2015)

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce

by Vicki Lansky (Book Peddlers, 1998)

Don’t Want to Talk About It

by Jeanie Franz Ransom (Magination, 2000)

ADOPTION BOOKS

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

by Sherrie Eldridge (Dell Books, 1999)

The Open Adoption Experience

by Lois Ruskai Melina and Sharon Kaplan Roszia (Perennial, 1993)

Raising Adopted Children: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent

by Lois Ruskai Melina (Perennial, 1998)

The Family of Adoption

by Joyce Maguire Pavao (Beacon Press Books, 2005)

BLENDED FAMILY BOOKS

The Step-Family Handbook

By Karen Bonnell (2018)

The Remarriage Manual

By Terry Gaspard (2020)

*I do not endorse all of these resources, but many families have found them useful.