Guest Blogger, Kimberly King
Divorce can be a traumatic experience for children, but parents can do a lot to help ease stress and uncertainty. When Your Parents Divorce is a useful tool that parents can use to help children with questions and concerns that arise during this challenging and stressful time. Told from a child’s perspective, using clear and kid-friendly language, When Your Parents Divorce will help you and your children adjust to divorce in a positive, cooperative, and supportive way. The book aims to ease discord and confusion in the family and prevent Parent Alienation. A must-read for parents and kids.
- One of a kind, a unique book created for kids and shared in a kids voice. Told from a child’s perspective, based on a real-life kid story Full of real-life kid scenarios that your child encounter as they adjust to your divorce
- Presented in kid language that provides comfort on a tough topic.
- Bibliotherapy, helping kids talk about their feelings by using books, is an effective therapeutic way to help kids cope with difficult emotions
Using a simple, direct, comforting approach that doesn’t dumb down the issues involved, as well as an easy-to-use system to help kids engage in open conversations with parents. When Your Parents Divorce covers a variety of topics, including:
Clarification of the terms and definitions involved in separation and divorce.
- Supportive talking points for parents and children
- Helping kids realize each parent’s value and worth.
- Teaches kids that they are not alone.
- Kids learn to be aware and express their feelings.
- Explains that divorce is never their fault.
- The story encourages family collaboration and cooperation.
- Identifies some everyday worries, problems, and issues kids may experience as they adjust to the new family situation.
- Stresses the way families can get along in a positive way when they work together
Kimberly King left her traditional job as a kindergarten teacher to write books for children on difficult and often emotional topics. Kimberly King is a child-development professional, certified early-childhood educator, and darkness2light.org sexual abuse prevention Stewards of Children facilitator. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood development and family studies from the University of Maine and a Master of Science degree in early childhood education. She is the author of, I Said No!, the best-selling children’s book about sexual-abuse prevention. King is the author of three kid-to-kid guides:
- When Your Parents Divorce,” a kid-to-kid guide to dealing with divorce
- Finding Your Fit, a kid to kid guide to fitness, food, and feelings
- I Said No! A kid-to-kid guide to keeping your private parts private
King lives with her family in Connecticut and is available for media trainings, interviews, school visits, and author signings.