Children and Divorce

“Every year, more than one million children in the United States experience the divorce of their parents. The average divorce takes place within the first seven years of marriage, so many of these children are under the age of 6. For many children, divorce can be as difficult as the death of a parent. The entire family is faced with the challenge of adjusting to a new way of life. When this happens, children need the guidance, patience, and love of both parents to help them through.”  American Academy of Pediatrics

The following list of recommended resources is made available to help you and your children navigate the difficulties of divorce.

Banana Splits for Children


Banana Splits is a school-based children’s group program for students who have experienced parental divorce or death.  Banana Splits supports children, parents, and teachers in schools across the country and around the world.  Start a group in your school.  Highly recommended.
AAMFT Children and Divorce Guidance from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Divorce: Helping your child cope with the breakup Advice from the Mayo Clinic on how to help your child cope with divorce.