Expert advice for discussing divorce with your children
Written by Dr. Samantha Rodman, founder of DrPsychMom.com, How to Talk to Your Kids about Your Divorce teaches you how to raise a happy, thriving family in a changing environment. Each page offers expert advice for discussing your decision in healthy and effective ways, including breaking the initial news, fostering an open dialogue, and ensuring that your children's emotional needs are met throughout your separation. With Dr. Rodman's proven communication techniques, you will:
Initiate honest conversations where your children can express their thoughts
Discuss divorce-related topics and answer questions in age-appropriate ways
Validate your children's feelings, making them feel acknowledged and secure
Strengthen and deepen your relationship with your kids
Whether you're raising toddlers, school-aged children, or young adults, How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce will help your kids feel heard, valued, and loved during this difficult time.
Samantha Rodman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in the DC and Baltimore areas. Her writing has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, ModernMom, Mom Magazine, Psych Central, and more. She is the author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce. You can visit her website at DrPsychMom.com.
"Dr. Rodman provides sophisticated solutions and strategies to each of the psychological curve balls that can emerge during the divorce process, and discusses how to modify each message to best-fit a child's given age, developmental phase and idiosyncratic personality. Overall, the book provides a very concrete and pragmatic script that empowers the parents to guide their family out of the turmoil, through the adversity, and toward rich healing and growth." --Psychology Today
"Solid gold advice. With years of experience guiding parents during and after divorce, Dr. Rodman has distilled her knowledge into a down-to-earth, practical, and well-grounded guide. If you want to be prepared for the toughest issues, and ensure your children's psychological health, get one copy for yourself and one for your ex and keep it handy. You will return to it many times." ~Dr. Richard A. Warshak, author of Divorce Poison