Two Adventures Book Signing
How to Tell Kids About Divorce
One of the most heartbreaking things a person has to experience is telling their children they are separating.
In 2020, I wrote a book for children. Two Adventures with Mom and Dad.
Book Reading and Signing on January 28, 2023 at 11 am
This weekend, I will be at the Grove Barnes and Noble, reading my children’s book and signing.
I hope you will join me.
Co-Parenting and Unity
Full disclosure, my book has been criticized before for being too “Pollyanna“.
Rightfully so, because I believe in coparenting and unity!
Two Adventures with Mom and Dad currently has 134 review on Amazon.
Reader Ben says this, “This is a very good book for young children to read or have read to them about what is going on during/after divorce. My only issue is that it suger-coats the reality of what is happening, and later on the child will find out that what the book said wasn’t the truth. The book says parents “drift apart” an that it’s “no one’s fault”. I understand this is to prevent the child from having to choose a parent, but I would rather the child was simply told it’s complicated (an adult thing) and they will understand when they get older. I have been angry as a child when my parents out right lied about something and then the truth came out (which it always does!) This issue, however, is a small one compared to the help this book can provide parents, especially in facillitating a conversation with children who don’t even know what questions to ask.
Divorce Is Awful
I wholly agree with Ben. Divorce is divorce, no matter how one “spins” or “sugarcoats” it. I wish divorce didn’t exist in this world.
However, if divorce must happen, it should be peaceful.
You Will Forever Be a Family.
This won’t ever change, even after divorce. Talk to your children together.
You are always on the same team. Picture this: in a few years, they will be walking down the aisle, and you two will still be on the same side – the bride or the groom.
Family is forever.
Never Badmouth your Ex!
Your child is one-half of them.
Telling them your ex is bad is telling them 1/2 of them is bad. Never badmouth your ex!
“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
Scripture tells us to live at peace with everyone. Start with your family.
Other Good Books for Children
In addition, here is a list of the best children’s books about divorce.
See you at the Two Adventures book signing!