Resources

Ted Talks

Aislynn’s “Top 5” TED TALKS to Inspire You!

  1. Andrew Solomon: How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are
  2. Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
  3. Ken Robinson: “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” 2006, And “Bring on the Learning Revolution” 2010
  4. Tony Robbins: Why We Do What We Do
  5. Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius

Books

Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper.

Workbooks

Kids are Nondivorceable by Sara Bonkowski, PhD

This ‘workbook’ is great for parents and their children. It has exercises for kids and advice for parents going through a divorce.

Mom and Dad Glue by Kes Gray

A little boy searches for a pot of parent glue to paste his mom and dad’s marriage back together. He soon realizes that even though his parents’ marriage is broken, their love for him remains as strong as ever.

Divorce is an unhappy fact that affects many children’s lives, and the story told in this book was written for those little boys and girls. Its message can help soothe their feelings and make them understand that their parents’ separation is in no way their fault. Parents who are divorcing will also value Mom and Dad Glue, By Kes Gray, as a story they can read to their children and help them realize that although their parents’ marriage has not worked out, Mom and Dad love them today, as they always have and always will. Illustrations by Lee Wildish. Appropriate for ages 3-7 years old.