Parents who have decided their marriage isn’t working might opt to get a divorce. Because of how the divorce changes the family structure, the children might have difficulties adjusting to the change. When that happens, the parents might look for ways to help the child cope. For some children, reading about how other children deal with divorce and learning about life changes might help them to cope with the divorce better.
Colorado residents who are facing a divorce with child custody issues might like to know about a young author who wrote a book to try to help children cope with the changes of divorcing parents. This book, “A Perfect Kind of Different,” is meant for children who are 6 to 12 years old. The main focus is to help the children realize that they aren’t responsible for their parents splitting up. It gives children knowledge that can help them as they learn to live without their parents in the same home.
The young writer of the book has gone through her parents’ divorce. At only 10 years old, she has had the book published and has high hopes for how it will help children to have understanding and courage throughout the divorce process. The proceeds from her book sales will help her to pass the books along to school districts as donated materials.
This young girl’s story isn’t a lesson only for children. Her story is also a reminder for divorcing parents that they must put the children’s wellbeing before anything else. Because some of the stress of divorce is caused by anxiety about what will happen, understanding the entire divorce process might help to reduce the stress for adults and children.
Source: Moultrie News, “Budding author gives children of divorce hope” Jul. 17, 2014