Parenting Resources

Parenting & Children Web Resources

  • Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines – Clicking on the following link will transport you to the MA Department of Revenue website, specifically to a child support worksheet that you can use to determine child support.   They have other helpful information about Massachusetts child support on the site as well.
  • The MA Department of Revenue has numerous services available for those with child support matters, incuding the child support guidelines and information on enforcement.

 

 Books for Children (3-8)

1.    Talking About Divorce: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child  – E. Grollman

2.    Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide For Changing Families – Mark Brown, Laurie Krasny Brown

3.    It’s Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear:  A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce -  V. Lansky

4.    My Family’s Changing: A First Look at Family Break Up – Pat Thomas

 5.   Let’s Talk About It:  Divorce -   F. Rogers

 

Stories About Kids Living With Divorce, and in Two Homes

1.    One More Time – L. Baum

2.    My Mom and Dad are Getting A Divorce – F. Bienenfeld

3.    Always, Always – Crescent Dragonwagon

4.    My Mother’s House, My Father’s House – C.D. Christiansen

5.    Two Homes – Claire Masurel

6.    Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce – Cornelia Maude Spelman

7.    I Don’t Want to Talk About It -  Jeanie Franz Ransom

8.    Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore – K. Stinson & N. Reynolds

9.    I Live With Daddy  – J. Vigna

 

For Pre-teens (9-12)

Informational Books:

1.    Help!  A Girls Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies – Nancy Holyoke

2.    Kids Are Non-Divorceable:  A Workbook for Divorced Parents and Their Children Ages 6-11. – S. Bonknowski

3.    The Divorce Workbook:  An Interactive Guide for Kids and Families – S.B Ives, D. Fassler, & M. Lash

4.     Why Are We Getting a Divorce? – P. Mayle

5.    Don’t Fall Apart on Saturdays! The Children’s Divorce-Survival Book – Adolph Moser

6.    Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids -  Zoe Stern

7.    What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? A Survival Guide for Kids – Kent Winchester

Stories About Kids Living With Divorce:

1.    It’s Not the End of the World – Judy Blume

2.    At Daddy’s on Saturdays – L.W. Girard

3.    Dear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly Cleary

4.    How It Feels When Parents Divorce – Jill Krementz

 

For “Tweens” and Adolescents (12-18)

Informational Books:

1.    Teens Are Non-Divorceable:  A Workbook for Divorced Parents and Their Children Ages 12-18. – S. Bonkowski

2.    The Kid’s Guide to Divorce – Marden and Fawcett Brognan

3.    How It Feels When Parents Divorce – J. Krementz

4.    The Kid’s Book of Divorce:  By, For and About Kids – Vintage Books 1982

5.    The Divorce Helpbook for Teens (Rebuilding Books) – Cynthia MacGregor

Stories About Kids Living With Divorce:

1.    My Parents Are Divorced Too: A Book for Kids by Kids – Jan Blackstone-Ford

2.    Blue Sky Butterfly – J. Van Leeuwen

3.    Suitcase Kids. – J. Wilson

 

Books For Parents

About Parenting & Divorce:

1.    Children of Divorce:  A Developmental Approach to Residence and Visitation – M. Baris & C. Garrity

2.    Ex-Etiquette for Parents: Good Behavior After a Divorce or Separation – Jann Blackstone-Ford & Sharyl Jupe

3.    Families Apart:  Ten Keys to Successful Co-Parenting – Melinda Blau

4.    What Children Need to Know When Parents Get Divorced – William L. Coleman

5.   Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex – Ross Corcoran

6.   The Courage To Be a Single Mother: Becoming Whole Again After Divorce – Shiela Ellison

7.    The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions so You and Your Children Can Thrive – Robert E. Emery, PhD

8.    Parents Book About Divorce. -  R. A. Gardner

9.    Growing Up With Divorce: Helping Your Children Avoid Immediate and Later Emotional Problems -  Neil Kalter

10.   Divorced Dad’s Survival Book:  How to Stay Connected With Your Kids - D. Knox with K. Leggett

11.    Divorce Book for Parents – Vicki Lansky

12.    Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust – Nicholas Long & Rex L. Forehand

13.    Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child – Isolina Ricci  (One of our favorites)

14.    Difficult Questions Kids Ask and Are Afraid to Ask About Divorce – Meg F. Schneider & Joan Zuckerberg

15.    Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children’s Needs – Phillip Michael Stahl

16.    The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce – Elizabeth Thayer, PhD & Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD

17.    Parents Are Forever:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Successful Co-Parents – S. Thomas

18.    Helping Children Cope With Divorce – Edward Teyber

19.   Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex – Richard A. Warshak

20.   Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hampster? A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce – Anthony E. Wolf

Parenting:

1.    How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk – A. Faber and E. Mazlish

Divorce, Including Collaborative Divorce and Mediation:

1.    The Good Divorce -  Constance Ahrons  (One of our favorites)

2.    Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life  – Abigail Trafford   (Many of our clients give this book positive reviews)

3.    The Collaborative Way to Divorce – Stuart G. Webb

4.    The Divorce Mediation Handbook – Paula James

 

If you have an idea for a resource that you believe would be helpful, please email it to ccunnally@divorcecollaborative.com

Don’t let your kids get caught in the middle of your divorce.