Supporting Students Through A Divorce

Divorce is tough! Here are some of my favorite ways to support students through a changing family situation.

Books

Here are some of my favorite titles to read with my students:

Dinosaurs Divorce by L. Brown

When Mom and Dad Separate by M. Heegaard

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Fred Stays With Me! By N. Coffelt

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Kara Kangaroo’s Candy by L. Weisz

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The D Word  by J. Cook

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When My Parents Forgot How To Be Friends by J. Mallinos

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Divorce Is Not The End Of The World by E. Stern

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My Family Is Forever by N. Carlson

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Was It The Chocolate Pudding? By S. Levins

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The Enormous Suitcase by M.Martchenko

Don’t Fall Apart on Saturdays! by A. Moser

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Living With Mom and Living With Dad by M. Walsh

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Taking The “Duh” Out of Divorce by T. Romain

Need more titles? Check out my great big book list.

Partner Activities

Here are some of my favorite activities to partner with the books!

My Feel Better Plan– have students create their own coping plan.

Divorce Small Group by Counselor Up

Divorce Workbook by Counselor Keri

Parent Resources

Parent Brochure: Supporting Students Through A Divorce– in color or black and white printing options. Print and go!

Coping Skills Flip Book– digital so it makes it easy to share via e-mail.

Games and Crafts

My favorite game ever! This is a super fun game that allows the kids to take turn creating banana splits, while answering questions about their feelings, changes that have happened, ways to relax, etc. Everyone in my group enjoys this game and I like the round table discussion that comes from it.

Banana Split Paper Craft

Banana: Write one thing that has changed since the divorce and how you dealt with it or a reminder to yourself to stay flexible.
Ice Cream: 3 scoops; on each scoop write one way to relax.
Chocolate sauce: Name feelings you are having or have had since the divorce.
Nuts: Write down ways you can deal or things you can do when things get ‘bumby.”
Sprinkles: Write down 3 great things that have happened: since the divorce, this month, this week.
Cherry: Write a hopeful message to yourself.

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