When I left my husband and filed for divorce my son was almost 3 years old. to help explain things to him we made a children's book. In the book we talked about all the arguing going on and how it makes my son and I feel very sad and how we moved so the arguing could stop and we could be safe and happy. It's been a year and a half since then and he still asks me to read it to him. Its a good conversation starter. we drew the pictures together. I told him it's ok to be sad, there are lots of different types of families in the world and we had fun listing the different types.
The kid's book worked so well we design them for all of our tough to deal with issues... like hospital stays and surgeries, losses, babysitters, etc.
at 6:04 PM on Jul. 20, 2008