Recent Tools & Tips

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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