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For kids 4 to 8, make gratitude fun with 50 simple activity prompts that go beyond saying thanks into an exploration of the many ways we can experience a personal culture of gratitude. For divorced parents, teaching gratitude may be hard, because divorce is a time of struggle. That is okay. Using gentle, easily-accessible tools increases gratitude even through the toughest separation. Best for children 4 to 8, this just-released activity book will inspire kids and their parents.
Make gratitude journaling even more fun with these gorgeous glitter pens. With 32 beautiful colors, you can split the set so that each co-parent has half. Have long drives for custody or visitation exchanges? Keeping a set of these pens in the car will keep your little one content.
These colorful thank you notes are the perfect reminder for you and your littles to send gratitude through the mail. Think big: who has helped you and your children through divorce? Is there someone who supports your single parenting? Did your co-parent do something great? Use these notes to share, and show, your gratitude.
The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids: A Journal to Teach Children to Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness
For kids 6 to 9, inspire gratitude through fun prompts and activities. This book also focuses on mindfulness, and helping children of divorced families stay present and grateful as they transition through the challenges of divorce.
Woolzies Thankful Collection Set of 4 Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - Cheers, Bless, Joy, Gratitude - 10 ML
Need your gratitude on the go? Send your little ones to their co-parent’s home with these cool slap bracelet diffusers. Give your child a calming reminder of you during the other’s parenting time with just a drop of Woolzies essential oils. Since we know joint custody means a lot of things get lost, we love that this is a pack of four bracelets!
Beautiful, powerful, and functional – this small diffuser packs a lot into a small package! Its simple design fits into any space. With the LED lights that are trending so hard with teens, you can be the cool co-parent! This diffuser has a timer and safety features that make it safe for any age, so whether you are a single parent to a toddler, or co-parent of a tween, you can fill your home with inspirational scents.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Poppits are all the rage with the middle-school set, and it’s no wonder why. They provide a soothing sensory experience that helps children settle themselves. For just $10, this fave is in the single-parent budget – and because it is so big, you won’t lose it!
For ages 10 – 12 Carly is removed from a violent home and placed in a picture-perfect foster home. She tries to reconcile these worlds, but once she finally feels she belongs, Carly has a huge decision to make. For divorced or separated parents whose adolescents have been exposed to violence, this is an engaging and hopeful book.
Packed with practical tips for helping children through difficult times, this will help you whether your child expresses stress through anxiety, anger, or out-of-control behavior – these tools will provide immediate relief.
Child Literacy Month
Refrigerator magnets are a wonderful way to engage with your teen – at this age, they may not enjoy heart-to-heart talks, but still need a way to express themselves and connect with mom or dad. Ask your teen to leave you a message before they head off to their co-parent. With this fun set full of words like “rebel,” “justice,” “protest,” and “unite,” your teen will be easily inspired.
Ever wonder why your child’s classroom has labels on everything? This is called “environmental print,” and it is an easy way to build literacy. As a single parent, you may not have as much time as you like to read with your kid. Use these colorful stickers to label things around the house. It’s a fun bonding activity, and if your coparent is on board, using labels at both houses creates stability during custody transitions.
This game will help you bond during your parenting time and assist your older children with literacy. Kids between the ages of 7 and 15 will love this scrabble-like competition. You will love the laughter and shared experience that is so important to create as a single parent.
Early learners are curious about the natural world. These interactive books give Pre-K through 1st grade children a way to understand and experience STEM concepts while having fun and preparing for school. For divorced parents living far apart, these books are a fantastic way to keep kids excited for the car trip. And, they can save a single parent who needs a few minutes of silence after dinner!
Learning phonics opens up a world of reading for young children. Hooked On Phonics uses this science-backed approach to make reading tons of fun. With up to three devices per subscription, it’s perfect for co-parenting, giving your child consistency during mom and dad’s parenting time.
Keeping children safe in school is one of the best ways to foster literacy, and masks are a proven safety tool. These adorable, colorful masks are sized and created for kids, with fun Crayola colors and easy straps/clips. Single parents will love the muliti-packs – there will always be extra masks to stash in your child’s bag in case one gets lost during custody transitions.
Originally designed to keep children connected to far-away family, Readeo is genius for divorced families with young children. This online library allows the child to log in a read a book with a loved one online as easily as if they were sitting together. If you have tried facetime or phone calls during non-parenting time to stay connected, you know kids disengage easily. Readeo is so fun and interactive that the child will not want to end the call. Divorced moms and dads with kids age 0 to 11 can share one family account (add in grandparents, too!), getting unlimited books for less than the price of one book per month.
Child Support Awareness Month
Get a solid understanding of the nuts and bolts of child support with this Nolo press manual. While nothing compares to the advice from an attorney, this is a great source to help you understand the basics of how support is calculated, modified, and enforced.
Paying and receiving child support is a small part of the overall Financial picture of divorce. Getting advice from a financial professional can be overwhelming and expensive. That is why Expert Lily vasilef wrote this book – to provide you professional insight on property division, income and taxes, child support and alimony.
National Self-Care Month
Care for your body, soul, and family with this delightful book of simple, fresh recipes. Most dishes have fewer than five ingredients. Little hands will love assembling recipes like date-peanut butter balls and watermelon salad. Cooking is a wonderful way to bond during your parenting time.
This amazing tool provides many paths to calm. Use the no-mess brush to paint rich strokes evocative of Japanese artistry. Watch the creation fade while you breathe, reminding you that life is impermanent. Start fresh, inspired by the ease with mistakes fade. If you’re sharing custody, buy the mini board for each house, so your child can always have one nearby.
Self care can take two seconds. Stash one of these facial sprays in the fridge, and when you reach in out of boredom or stress, a quick spritz will calm and redirect you. Keep the other in the car. Before walking into a stressful situation with your ex, or picking up your kids, take a second for a spray and a breath. It really works.
Children will love this sweet elephant friend, who provides music and meditation to help them through happy, sad, or sleepless times. It’s a wonderful tool to transition custody. Kids can use Ellie when they feel feelings at mom’s house or dad’s. Or buy two…so you can use it when your children are with their co-parent, and you’re feeling a little down.
Can thinking about death really be self care? For sure, if it’s Swedish Death Cleaning. This unique approach to home organization will absolutely leave you lighter and happier. This book is especially helpful for parents moving – or staying behind while the other moves – due to divorce, as it gently carries you through a process to deal with “stuff.”
Get Outside Campaign!
Buckle in for an affordable family adventure! This road trip atlas directs your family to exciting destinations near and far. Single parents not living in the same area can add a fun road trip diversion when transitioning between homes, too!
The Smithsonian museum created this comprehensive and engaging encyclopedia about trees – and every part of them. Divorced parents can send this book back and forth between homes, so children can have fun identifying different tree life at each of their houses.