International Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month, January 2014

In January, we observe International Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month. This month was chosen to recognize the impact divorce has on children because more divorces are initiated in January than any other month. The ultimate goal is to prevent a negative impact on children before, during and after separation or divorce.

Divorce is difficult and developing a co-parenting relationship with an ex-spouse isn't easy. In essence, it is moving from the emotional relationship of your past marriage and establishing a more rational, businesslike relationship to support your children's needs.

It is sometimes helpful to have some children's books about divorce or featuring single-parent families to ease the transition.

Below are some children's books recommended by the Association for Library Service to Children ("ALSC") that may be helpful:

· Dinosaurs Divorce by Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

· A Smart Girls' Guide to Her Parents' Divorce by Nancy Holyoke

· Two Homes by Claire Masurel

· The Family Book by Todd Parr

· It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky

· Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

· A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

· Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

· Living with Mom and Living with Dad by Melanie Walsh

When you are faced with divorce, one of your first concerns will most likely be the future and well-being of your children. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we make the best interests of your children our top priority. Each divorce is unique and the outcome will have a major impact on your family. Stange Law Firm offers prospective clients a confidential half-hour consultation to talk with an attorney about issues you face and what you can expect if you choose to work with us.

Source: Association for Library Service to Children ("ALSC")