When a family divides, many issues can arise and the decisions you make in the early weeks can have a long term impact on you, the other party and your children. We have provided links, blogs, and videos below, to provide you with some of the help you may need during these difficult early days.
The resources below are provided by other organisations and while we work hard to ensure they are of the highest quality we also hold no liability for these resources.
The Handover Book – a unique and simple communication book for separated families.
Children can find the conflict between their separated parents very distressing. Ashley Palmer and Leigh Moriarty have designed 'The Handover Book' so that the likelihood of disagreements between parents, now that they are not living together, will be much less likely.
Using this book helps both parents to always be aware of what is happening in their busy children’s lives as they go from one household to another. It’s a way of communicating the important things, whilst keeping the parental relationship friendly and calm.
There is a section in this book for the children to fill out and both parents are encouraged to help them with it. This will make it easier for the children to share their experiences, achievements and also any worries that they might have.
The Divorce Journal for Children by Sue Atkins
This journal is designed to help children express, explore and understand some of the strong emotions that they may be feeling and to help them process the divorce for themselves.
A divorce or separation can be a difficult time for everyone, including your children and other family members. Although you are no longer together, you are still parents and it’s vital that you put aside your differences and focus on raising your children to be happy, confident & resilient, together, despite living apart.
This guide is for parents of 15-18 year olds experiencing divorce and separation in their family. It is written to help you have a conversation with your teenager about this diﬃcult topic.