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Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids

An excellent resource for kids going through divorce is Isolina Ricci’s Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids. Ricci also wrote the iconic book, Mom’s House, Dad’s House.

I keep multiple copies of this book in my client library, and they circulate regularly. It’s aimed at kids over 10, though Ricci
encourages parents of younger kids to read age-appropriate sections together with, or to, them. She also encourages parents to read the book themselves.

Ricci helps kids navigate the daily realities of divorce in an engaging way. I appreciate sections on typical questions kids have about divorce, understanding legal terms, what to do when parents date and/or remarry, and how to navigate stepfamily relationships. Ricci also encourages kids to take care of themselves, take pride in their family, and — most important — to have dreams and goals.

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