My DH moved out in June. I've read a few books about divorce and separation for me. One of the books has a children and divorce section but I haven't made it that far yet. I'll probably get to it tonight.
I was just wondering if anyone has any book recommendations on divorce and children?
My DS (3.5years) has been handling the separation very well. Last night he spent the night at Dad's for the first time. He had a blast packing his backpack full of toys and packing his little suitcase with clothes and binky's and milky cup. He picked out jammies, etc. He bolted for Dad's car when it was time to go and barely shouted "I love you" as he ran out the door. He was so excited! I love that he was excited about it and they had a great time.
DS came home today and he seems completely out of sorts. He was very physical with his friends today (some physicality is expected for him but today was completely different). I understand he is going through a lot emotionally and trying to figure everything out but I'm not sure where to go from here. We used all our normal "gentle hands", etc. techniques with him today and nothing was working. Our friends actually had to leave because it was so bad. He's more whiney and cry-y than usual and everything brings on a meltdown. My X said he slept well at his apartment, went to bed at a normal time, got up at the normal time, and over all had a lot of fun.
I'm just counting the minutes until bed time.