Explaining divorce to your kids is one of the most difficult things you might ever do as a mom or dad splitting from your spouse. Georgia mom and writer Samantha Darby shares 13 books written specifically to help explain to children what it means for mommy and daddy to divorce.

Some books use the method of focusing on the positive outcomes of a new arrangement, while others take a more “brutally honest” approach in relating to the child’s sadness or confusion. Read Samantha’s post to find some great suggestions for your child and situation.