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Kids don't understand divorce.

Try explaining their schedule with an anxiety-reducing visual calendar.

Co-Parenting Calendar for Separation + Divorce

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A unique magnetic co-parenting calendar for kids! Helps parents explain shared custody.

Details

  • Calendar is fully magnetic and dry erase
  • 11" wide by 5.5" tall
  • Includes 12 steel buttons - 5 for each parent and 2 transition days
    • Choose from Mom + Dad, Two Moms, or Two Dads
  • Each day fits up to four steel buttons.
  • Hangs anywhere:
    • Magnetic surfaces like refrigerators
    • Non-magnetic surfaces, like a wall, using the included Command® strips and unique click-in-to-place magnets.

ABOUT THE BOOK: WHAT HAPPENS PARENTS GET DIVORCED

What Happens When Parents Get Divorced is a book written with purpose of relieving the anxiety and confusion that comes from parents' separation and divorce.

  • ⭐ "As a children's school counselor and as a parent experiencing divorce, I can't say enough good things about this book...it covers all of the important questions and normalizes a child's feelings or experiences." — Krista M., MS Ed, MA.

  • ⭐ "A must-have book for families going through a divorce and for child therapists to use in sessions. I love the calendar/tracking accessories available as well. Highly recommended!" — Lauren M., MSW.

Down-to-earth, practical, and full of friendly real-world help for kids, What Happens When Parents Get Divorced? is a unique book for families transitioning to two households. Unlike other books, What Happens When Parents Get Divorced? focuses on how divorce and shared parenting will affect a child's life and uses a visual calendar kids can truly understand.

Children's book to explain transitions related to divorce

Kids and grown-ups have lots of fears, but for many of us, the "unknown" edges out pretty much everything else. When something big like a divorce or separation happens in a child’s life, they often feel like everything they know is thrown into chaos. Kids (like the rest of us) handle change best if they know what to expect, both on a day-to-day basis and long-term.What Happens When Parents Get Divorced?makes sense of marital separation and creates a visual routine that helps kids feel safe.

Join Mia and her stuffed giraffe Stuart as they explain what separation and divorce is and how it affects a kid’s day-to-day life. Using an illustrated calendar to explain how divorce affects a child’s daily routine,What Happens When Parents Get Divorced? focuses on the child’s experience and removes the unknowns from the equation. This book takes the proven therapy technique of using a custody calendar and brings it to book form, helping parents show kids exactly what to expect.

Book about how to explain divorce to kids

“Most of the time we do the same things in the mornings. We wake up. We eat breakfast. (I like apples. Stuart only eats bugs.) . . . When something big changes, what we do each day can change too. Stuart wants to know what happens to our days when our parents get divorced.”

By creating a routine that kids can see and understand, parents can restore a sense of safety and predictability in their kids’ lives, helping them to be more resilient in the face of life’s inevitable challenges.What Happens When Parents Get Divorced? is the perfect book for families that want to reduce their kids’ anxiety surrounding divorce and separation. It aims to empower kids with knowledge, which is proven to help kids through traumatic situations.

Divorce explanation for kids book

Aimed at families with kids ages 4 to 10, this method of teaching is based on decades of solid science about how kids learn and cope with the major day-to-day changes that result from life's toughest stuff.

This method of teaching is based on decades of solid science about how kids learn and cope with the major day-to-day changes that result from issues like cancer. By creating a routine that kids can see and understand, parents can restore a sense of safety and predictability in their kids' lives, helping them to be more resilient in the face of life's inevitable challenges.

Meet Mia and Stuart

With her messy pigtails and sunny personality, Mia brings a bit of fun to books about hard topics. Explaining life's toughest stuff to her toy giraffe Stuart, Mia is the star of the What About Me? book series, where she's able to help kids feel safe by explaining exactly what they can expect when faced with big changes.

About the Author

Sara Olsher is the founder of Mighty + Bright, which helps families through hard things like divorce, cancer, and other major changes using visual calendars. Based on decades of research about emotional intelligence and how to talk to kids so they actually learn, Mighty + Bright's calendars have helped hundreds of families through some of the hardest times in their lives.

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How it Works

Kids develop confidence and high self esteem when they have a predictable, safe home base. Busy lives can be confusing to kids, and a personalized calendar helps them feel secure by showing them what to expect day-to-day. Visually display your child's entire life using steel buttons representative of school, common activities, custody schedules, appointments, and more. Use the calendar to show your child where they'll be and when. 

About our charts

Mighty + Bright's charts are fully magnetic, sturdy, and can be used on magnetic surfaces (like a fridge) or non-magnetic surfaces, like a wall, using our included wall-mount magnets. The charts are designed to be removed for weekly planning together, then returned to their place.

 
Invest in multiple weeks to create a rotating, always-up-to-date command center. Thick + sturdy, our charts will last for years. They'll also grow with your kids, thanks to our additional magnet sets. Using our included wall set, you can hang your chart anywhere in your house, and never worry about damaging your walls.

We include our special click-into-place wall magnets with every chart, so you have the flexibility to install your calendar wherever works best.

Need to remove them? We partnered with Command™ to use their adhesive strips, which hold strongly on paint, wood, tile and more. They also come off cleanly - no holes, marks, sticky residue or stains.

If you need to move your chart, you can purchase large Command refills at many retailers, including Target and Amazon.

Not everyone has a magnetic fridge, and some charts are better suited for other locations, like:

  • near a child's bedroom
  • in the bathroom for morning and evening routines
  • on a kitchen wall
  • near backpacks in a mud room
  • on the back of a door

About our steel buttons

Mighty + Bright's 1.25" steel buttons are strong, sturdy, and will only work with our unique chart or other magnetic product. Why?These are NOT magnets, which aren't safe for kids.

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