Law Office of Melinda Gomez

to help your children through the transition ahead

Child Focused Resources

To understand how important it is to put your children first focusing on their needs please watch the video below.

During a separation of the family, whether the parents were ever married, children are undergoing a serious transition as to their regular daily life not to mention seeing the pain and hurt that their parents are experiencing. It is important and necessary to find a way through all of the pain you are experiencing to take a step back and focus on the heartache that your children are experiencing and do your best to minimize that for their sake.

Remember no matter what happens the children will always see themselves as one half of each of their parents and if they come to believe that one parent is “bad” they will see themselves as half “bad” - no child deserves this and no parent wants this no matter the issues between themselves.

For Parents

  • Child Custody: Building Agreements That Work by Mimi E. Lyster

  • Co-parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce by Deesha Philyaw & Michael D. Thomas

  • Death of a Relationship and the Beginning of the Rest of Your Life by Ismail Yassai, Ph.

  • Families Change: http://familieschange.ca.gov/

  • Mom's House, Dad's House by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.

  • Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids by Christina McGhee

  • Putting Children First: Proven Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by: JoAnne Pedro-Carroll

  • Surviving Divorce: David Sbarra at TEDxTucson 2012 http://youtu.be/vg92QEL4w4I

  • The Impact of Divorce on Children: Tamara D. Afifi at TEDxUCSB http://youtu.be/cKcNyfXbQ

  • What's My Job?: Helping Children Navigate the Rough Waters of Separation and Divorce by: Mary R. Donahue, Ph.D. & Gail Thornburgh, Ph.D.


Children Ages 3-7


Children Ages 8-12


For Teens