Friday, March 10, 2017

Children Coping with Your Divorce

It’s a pleasure today to welcome author Renee Smith Ettline back to Thoughts in Progress to share some information about a subject that many families across the nation (and world) face daily and that’s how divorce affects the children in the household.

Renee’s book is Children Coping with Your Divorce? What Parents Can Do to Help.

This is such an important book for parents who are divorced or getting divorced to read. In my state, the courts require divorcing couples to take a parenting class but it is only 3 hours and can't cover everything. This book gives parents tools for ways to help their kids cope. I have been divorced, and even the most well-adjusted kid has trouble. If you have a kid like mine who is good at hiding their true feelings, you will need this even more.  See More Reader Reviews.

Renee said, “You may not realize how your everyday actions can either deepen the wounds your children experience from your divorce, or support their healing.   It is my prayer that this short-read eBook gives you practical help for making a positive difference in the lives of your children.”

          In this concise and powerful eBook, counselor and award-winning Christian author Renee Smith Ettline, M.Ed., outlines 12 opportunity areas where parents can help their children cope with the realities of divorce. Within each opportunity area are specific actions parents can take. By and large these are simple actions that can make a big difference in your children’s ability to thrive despite divorce.
What you do matters. Help your children find safety and support that fosters a well-adjusted life despite the divorce of their parents.

Learn Ways To:

• Minimize your children’s divorced-related stress and frustration,
• Help children adjust to a life that is split between two homes,
•Talk with your children about separation and divorce,
•Help your children cope with a negligent parent,
•Help children find spiritual grounding in a time of turmoil,
• And much more.

 Product Details:
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

File Size: 1188 KB
Print Length: 62 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Jesse Press, LLC (June 9, 2016)
Publication Date: June 9, 2016
Language: English

Author Renee Smith Ettline
Renee Smith Ettline, M.Ed. is the author of Peace after Divorce which has been recognized as an exemplary Christian self-help book by the Illumination Book Awards. She is founder of After Divorce Ministries and has led divorce recovery groups for years. Her Peace after Divorce Group Curriculum is offered in churches throughout the US as well as in Europe.

Renee uses her experiences as a counselor as well as her own divorce and Christian faith as a foundation for her writing.  You’ll find her blog and other resources at

Renee, thanks for joining us today and sharing this information. This is a difficult event that unfortunately touches the lives of many.

Thanks, everyone for stopping by today during Renee’s visit. Do you know of other tips that would help ease the stress of divorce for youngsters (and adults)?


  1. What an excellent idea. I am sad that it is necessary - but it is.

    1. Elephant's Child, thank you for your comment.

  2. Hi Mason - I imagine this could help a lot of people - if read, before life becomes out of hand during the divorce. Keeping it amicable is an essential for everyone's sakes ... cheers Hilary

  3. This sounds like a great book on a difficult and important topic. This should be able to help many parents handle the transition better.

    1. Elizabeth that's a good point. Adults are often struggling to deal with their own reactions to divorce and may not be fully aware of how their words and actions impact their kids.

  4. Sad that so many people need that book these days. But kids do end up bearing the brunt of a divorce.

    1. Yes Alex, kids are always the victims in a divorce. Divorce happens whether they want it or not. Parents can do so many things to minimize negative effects. This book highlights actions parents can take.

  5. I love the idea of special attention to kids who are coping with their parents' divorce. It's not easy under any circumstances, and it's important to have ways to help get kids through it.

  6. This seems like a wonderful book for a lot of families struggling with divorce. So glad to know about it!

  7. A much needed book. A parenting class for divorcing couples is better than what we have here.


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