Tips for tackling the challenges of divorce

It has been called a "divorce epidemic."  More and more Americans are opting out of happily ever after and starting over. And as the divorce rate in this country shows no signs of diminishing, researchers have amassed mountains of research, on the state of marriage and how if effects the kids. In fact, according to one statistic, every year more than a million children experience their parents divorce. In a special report on “Today,” Katie Couric looks at divorce in America and how parents can help kids cope. Here is more information on resources mentioned on the show:


  • “We're Still Family : What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents' Divorce,” by Constance Ahrons
    Publisher: HarperCollins; (June 1, 2004)
    ISBN: 0060193050
  • “Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way,” by M. Gary Neuman, Patricia Romanowski
    Publisher: Random House Trade; 1 Pbk ed edition (August 1, 1999)
    ISBN: 0679778012
  • “The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive,” by Robert E. Emery, Ph.D.
    Publisher: Viking Penguin Inc; (August 19, 2004)
    ISBN: 0670032875

Web sites:

  • Seaside Awakenings:A program in San Clemente, California that offers workshops on marital challenges and divorce. To learn more you can visit: