Below are books that help parents through divorce. We also have a list of books appropriate for children and youth.

  • Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by Gary Neuman
  • Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House or Dad’s?: Parenting Together While Living Apart by Marc Ackerman
  • The Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Workbook: A step-by-step program for those who are divorced or separated by Bob Burns
  • What Children Need to Know When Parents Get Divorced by William Coleman
  • Coparenting After Divorce: A Handbook for Clients by the ABA Family Law Section
  • Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher et al.
  • Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce by Carla Garrity & Mitchell Barris
  • Impasses of Divorce: The Dynamics of Resolution of Family Conflicts by Janet Johnston
  • In the Name of the Child: A Developmental Approach to Understanding and Helping Children of High-Conflict and Violent Divorce by Janet Johnston & Vivienne Roseby
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci
  • How to Avoid the Divorce From Hell and Dance Together at Your Daughter’s Wedding by Sue Talia
  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life by Abigail Trafford
  • Getting Past No: Negotiating Your Way from Confrontation to Cooperation by William Ury
  • Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce by Judith Wallerstein
  • What About the Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During, and After the Divorce by Judith Wallerstein & Sandra Blakeslee


The following websites may be helpful to parents experiencing divorce:

Free Help for Separated, Divorced, and Never-Married Parents

Other tips for divorcing parents

Positive Parenting Through Divorce

A time manager for divorced parents

Resources for parents

Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce Resources for parents and children ages 2-8

Tools, tips and good practices for co-parents         

An Age-by-Age Guide for Talking to Kids About Divorce

12 Ways to Help a Teen Handle the Emotional Challenges of Moving