Resources for Teachers

“Fifty years ago teachers said their top discipline problems were talking, chewing gum, making noise, and running in the halls.  The current list, by contrast, sounds like a cross between a rap sheet and the seven deadly sins.” –Anna Quindlen

In Mum and Dad are Splitting Up, British director Olly Lambert illustrates how children affected by divorce recall their experience of how it happened years after the fact and how their lives have been affected since.

At its heart, Mum and Dad are Splitting Up touches on the reality of how a separation or divorce inevitably creates changes within a family.  While the stories told may not be relatable to every family in this situation, it does illustrate the real emotions felt by children of divorce.  

Most divorces involve children, and more than 1 million children are affected by divorce each year.
 (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2006)

The classroom teacher impacts the lives of students every school day. The Child of Divorce supports our teachers and believes they are not only the heroes of today, but the developers of our future as a community.