Recommended Reading

Many parents have a hard time with coparenting. Many children have a hard time learning the rules of two households. I don’t have the answers, but I do have book suggestions, as recommended by my librarian friend Jennifer.

Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by Meg Medina

Home is a Window by Stephanie Ledyard

Goodbye Friend Hello Friend by Cori Doerrfeld (these involve moving, in general, but stress that home is family and those we love can still be contacted).

Emily’s Blue Period by Cathleen Daly talks about divorce and a child having two homes

Standing on my Own Two Feet by Tamara Schmitz is a child’s affirmation during divorce and mentions two homes and that parents don’t get along but that it isn’t because of the child.

Divorce Workbook for Children by Lisa Schab and one of the chapters deals with two houses and rules at two houses.

Blended by Sharon M. Draper (great author) is an elementary school level chapter book about a biracial girl whose parents divorced and how she feels like half a person at each home.

For Parents:

When Parents Part: How Mothers and Fathers can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce by Penelope Leach

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for your Child by Isolina Ricci, PhD.

CoParenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce by Deesha Philyaw