But it’s a significant time in their lives, so let them go through it. “You can’t get over something you never went through in the first place,” says Higginbotham. This is a chance for kids and parents to get closer, to be more honest. Let kids live through it, and it’ll help them grow up strong and confident. “Afterward, they get to know they did that,” she says.
Divorce is the Worst is available wherever books are sold. It’s the first in a series of books Higginbotham is writing called “Ordinary Terrible Things” (brilliant). Her second book, Death is Stupid, will be out in 2016.