Breaking the news about a divorce to one’s children can be one of the most difficult parts of an already stressful situation. On top of that, kids often have a way of feeling like they are the ones to blame for a divorce.
This was on the minds of Rebecca and Matt Sossi when they created the series of books, resource and website devoted to putting the focus back on kids during and after divorce.
Titled “Kids First Parents Second,” the website features a kids’ activities, products available for purchase, workshops and a section for parents.
In one of the books for kids, “Mommy and Daddy Troubles,” a child’s parents splitting up is explained by their differences. Using fruit as an analogy, the little seedling’s mom is an orange, while the dad is an apple, and their differences are what lead to the divorce.
The book does a good job of showing what can happen after a divorce, explains that young seedlings still get to spend time with both parents and reinforces the idea that both parents still love their children very much.
NOTE: DadsDivorce will hold a book giveaway for one copy of “Mommy and Daddy Troubles” by Rebecca and Matt Sossi. All entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12 pm Central Time. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced the following day on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
Read a short excerpt from “Mommy and Daddy Troubles” below.
“But apples and oranges just don’t mix and things didn’t work out as planned.
It’s not your parents fault, one’s an apple and the other is an orange.
Your mom and dad tried their best, but apples and oranges don’t always get along.
So Mommy lives in her house.
And Daddy lives in his house.
The great thing is that you always have your mom!
And you always have your dad!”