Resources That Help Teens

Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids
Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids
by Isolina Ricci, 2006

This book offers kids practical ways to gain understanding through this family transition. Its message: Believe in yourself, take pride in your family, and use times of change to learn important life skills. (MCPL)*

Divorce is Not the End of the World
Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe's & Evan's Coping Guide for Kids
by Zoe & Evan Stern, 1997

A teenage brother and sister, discuss topics relating to their parents' divorce, respond to letters from other kids, and offer tips based on their experience. (MCPL)*

My Parents are Getting Divorced
My Parents are Getting Divorced: How to keep it together when your mom and dad are splitting up
by Florience Cadier and Melissa Daly, 2004

This book explains the feelings and questions shared by teens and offers tips on how to deal with the changes. (MCPL)*

Surviving Divorce
Surviving Divorce: Teens talk about what hurts and what helps
by Trudi Strain Trueit, 2007

Teens talk about the shock of their parents' divorces and the choices they made when things at home were no longer 'normal'. (MCPL)*

Split in Two
Split in Two: Keeping it Together When your Parents Live Apart
by Karen Buscemi, 2009

Teens talk about the scattered feeling of living in two homes and provide suggestions on how to keep your sanity when life gets confusing. (MCPL)*

* MCPL indicates that the item is at the Mid-Continent Public Library.

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