We’ve put together a list of books that may be helpful for single parents, their children and extended families. If you have any suggestions for books to add let us know.
Author: Faber & Mazlish
How to build successful relationships with children within families, and how to manage family conflicts effectively.
Author: Ironside and Rodgers
A popular story book for younger children about a little girl who finds she is carrying an ever growing ‘bag of worries’. She finds there are lots of different ways of dealing with or sharing worries.
Author: Doris Stickney
An explanation of death for children 5 and over.
Finding a Way Through When Someone Close Has Died: What it Feels Like and What You Can do to Help Yourself
Author: Pat Mood & Lesley Whittaker
A workbook to help young people to deal with and accept death.
Divorce and Separation, for Children
Author: Kent Winchester and Roberta Beyer
Written to and for kids, in a simple question-and-answer format, this book is a valuable tool for helping children cope with separation.
Author: Vicki Lansky
This is a ‘read together’ book for parents and young children aged 3 to 7 years during divorce and separation that helps to explain words and feelings.
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
This is a well told story about a girl and her rabbit adjusting to life being a kid with divorced parents. For ages 8 to teens.
Author: Judy Blume
This is a story about divorce and its impact on family life, from a teenage perspective. Written with insight, sensitivity and honesty for ages 10 to teens.
Divorce and Separation, for Parents
Author: Anne Hall Dick
A really useful, readable guide about the process of separating in Scotland.
Author: Karen & Nick Woodall
A practical and reassuring guide for separating parents on how to work towards co-operative parenting, written by UK authors.
Author: Robert Emery
This book combines research and practical experience to help parents to work through the practicalities and feelings that arise through separation.
Author: Christina McGhee
Advice for divorcing parents on how to help their children come to terms with separation and divorce.
Author: Suzie Hayman
Help, information and advice to help deal with the issues of separation and divorce.