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Big Challenges: Divorce
Divorce can be a big challenge for both children and parents. Though times may be difficult, children can emerge feeling loved and supported. You can all grow through these family changes and discover just how strong you really are.
You are not alone. Family, friends, neighbors, and others are there to offer support. Here are some tools to help your child through your divorce.
- When you talk with your child about tough topics, you help her to grow and thrive. To help navigate through these conversations, we offer a variety of materials for you and your child such as videos, songs, and printable guides. Our printable guides are available for download or to read right now on your computer or e-reader device. In our video library, you will find all of our original content created especially for families who are going through divorce or separation. If you want to download our videos to watch them later, they are available for free on iTunes: Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce.
A good place to start the conversation with your child is on our parent topic page: Divorce. Here you can watch videos together and get specific strategies and activities related to each video.
- For Caregivers: Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce full pdf
- For Families: Tips for Extended Family and Friends full pdf
- Para Familias: Consejos para familiares y amigos full pdf
- Storybook: Two-Hug Day full pdf
- Activity: Sesame Street Divorce Coloring Book full pdf
- Activity: How Am I Feeling? full pdf
- Activity: My Super Stars full pdf
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- #1 Feeling Loved Spend quiet time with your child just snuggling and letting him know how much you love him. Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
- #2 It's Not Your Fault Assure your child that a divorce is a grown-up issue and he did nothing to cause the divorce. Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
- #3 Create a Calendar Look at a calendar together as you talk about where your child will be on each day. Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
- #4 Answering Questions Take time to talk and listen to your child's questions and concerns. Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
- #5 How Are You Feeling? Ask, "How are you feeling?" If she can't tell you, give her some crayons and paper and ask, "Can you draw a picture that shows how you feel?" Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
- #6 Spending Time Together Spend time just having fun. Take turns tossing a ball into a bucket or making a fort with blocks. Remind your child that, no matter what, she can still do things she likes. Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
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Divorce is one of the most common major transitions in children's lives, with 40 percent of all children experiencing the divorce of their parents. With Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce, Sesame Street has created much-needed resources for families with young children (ages 2 8) as they encounter the tough transitions that come with divorce.