Like the word ‘Sewer’, the word ‘Divorce’ just sounds ugly, doesn’t it? It really does. And maybe it is, but hopefully it isn’t…for you and the kid’s sake. The idea of not always being able to be with their Mom or Dad is not a fun prospect for your little ones…or even your older ones. Or even for you. But sometimes reality takes over. So let’s make ‘Divorce’ not so ugly…
The Invisible String is a beautiful book written by Patrice Karst that discusses the idea of separation…whatever form that may be. The book reassures children that even though they can’t always be with a loved one, they’re always in each other’s hearts. Yes, this book can be useful when dealing with the death of a loved one, but can also be used when dealing with the other “D” too. In a nutshell, it “teaches kids how to deal with missing a parent by understanding that they are still connected to their parent via an invisible string.” The illustrations are fun, the words are beautiful, and “the end” is just right.
Uncertainty, fear, and anxiety are no good. Every Hip Daddy wants to protect their children from such emotions. And although the Invisible String is deemed a “children’s book”, we don’t care if your child is 6 or 10 or 26, it’s a compelling read for all Hip Daddy Households, divorced or not. Reassurance and reaffirmation is the name of the game. Buy it…now.
We don’t like ugly.