Divorce + Custody
What Happens When Parents Get Divorced
What Happens When Parents Get Divorced is a book written with purpose of relieving the anxiety and confusion that comes from parents' separation and divorce.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "As a children's school counselor and as a parent experiencing divorce, I can't say enough good things about this book...it covers all of the important questions and normalizes a child's feelings or experiences." — Krista M., MS Ed, MA.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A must-have book for families going through a divorce and for child therapists to use in sessions. I love the calendar/tracking accessories available as well. Highly recommended!" — Lauren M., MSW.
Down-to-earth, practical, and full of friendly real-world help for kids, What Happens When Parents Get Divorced? is a unique book for families transitioning to two households. Unlike other books, What Happens When Parents Get Divorced? focuses on how divorce and shared parenting will affect a child's life and uses a visual calendar kids can truly understand.
Kids and grown-ups have lots of fears, but for many of us, the "unknown" edges out pretty much everything else. When something big like a divorce or separation happens in a child’s life, they often feel like everything they know is thrown into chaos. Kids (like the rest of us) handle change best if they know what to expect, both on a day-to-day basis and long-term. What Happens When Parents Get Divorced?makes sense of marital separation and creates a visual routine that helps kids feel safe.
Join Mia and her stuffed giraffe Stuart as they explain what separation and divorce is and how it affects a kid’s day-to-day life. Using an illustrated calendar to explain how divorce affects a child’s daily routine, What Happens When Parents Get Divorced? focuses on the child’s experience and removes the unknowns from the equation. This book takes the proven therapy technique of using a custody calendar and brings it to book form, helping parents show kids exactly what to expect.
“Most of the time we do the same things in the mornings. We wake up. We eat breakfast. (I like apples. Stuart only eats bugs.) . . . When something big changes, what we do each day can change too. Stuart wants to know what happens to our days when our parents get divorced.”
By creating a routine that kids can see and understand, parents can restore a sense of safety and predictability in their kids’ lives, helping them to be more resilient in the face of life’s inevitable challenges. What Happens When Parents Get Divorced? is the perfect book for families that want to reduce their kids’ anxiety surrounding divorce and separation. It aims to empower kids with knowledge, which is proven to help kids through traumatic situations.
Aimed at families with kids ages 4 to 10, this method of teaching is based on decades of solid science about how kids learn and cope with the major day-to-day changes that result from life's toughest stuff.
This method of teaching is based on decades of solid science about how kids learn and cope with the major day-to-day changes that result from issues like cancer. By creating a routine that kids can see and understand, parents can restore a sense of safety and predictability in their kids' lives, helping them to be more resilient in the face of life's inevitable challenges.
Meet Mia and Stuart
With her messy pigtails and sunny personality, Mia brings a bit of fun to books about hard topics. Explaining life's toughest stuff to her toy giraffe Stuart, Mia is the star of the What About Me? book series, where she's able to help kids feel safe by explaining exactly what they can expect when faced with big changes.
About the Author
Sara Olsher is the founder of Mighty + Bright, which helps families through hard things like divorce, cancer, and other major changes using visual calendars. Based on decades of research about emotional intelligence and how to talk to kids so they actually learn, Mighty + Bright's calendars have helped hundreds of families through some of the hardest times in their lives.