Now what Do I Do?: A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents' Separation Or Divorce

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ACTA Publications, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 174 pages
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When a marriage ends, it is hard enough for the two people directly involved. When there are children in the family, however, the destructive effects of a divorce or separation are magnified. In Now What Am I Supposed to Do? author Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski offers a workbook for teens to help them flush out their feelings and fears over their parents? divorce or separation. The author's own parents divorced when she was eleven, and she writes with a style that teens can easily relate to without feeling talked down to. The exercises in Now What Am I Supposed to Do? can be done alone or with friends. While this book is aimed at teens, it is also a helpful guide for parents and youth ministers who want to help teens work through their emotions.
 

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I bought this book for a student of mine who came to me crying about her parents constant fighting. She read 40 pages in one day, and returned to school with a smile on her face. Read full review

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Contents

Feeling Bummed Out How Do You Deal with It?
13
Sorting It Out
14
Dealing with It
18
What Are Your Options?
21
One More Important Option
24
Understanding Grief
26
A Reality Check
30
Blame Whose Fault Is It Anyway?
35
Being There
105
Its Not Just Us Anymore
108
Ties that Bind
113
War Zone How Do I Get Out?
115
Caught in the Middle
116
Battle Tactics
120
Defense Strategies
121
Get Real
122

The Blame Game
36
Its My Fault
41
Its Their Fault
43
Why Did This Have to Happen?
46
Are There Secrets?
50
SelfEsteem Am I Any Good?
53
They Dont Get It
55
It Must Be Me
57
What I Really Think
59
Who I Really Am
60
Parents If I Ignore the Problems Will They Go Away?
65
Connection Problems
66
Thought Problems
70
Communication Problems
72
Parents Problems
75
Parents What Am I Going to Do With Them?
79
Road Blocks
80
Why Bother?
82
Off Limits
84
Communication 101
86
Road Trip
90
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
96
Family Will I Ever Have One Again?
99
Family Breakups
101
Family Ties
103
Out of Sync
104
Behind Enemy Lines
123
What to Do Next
126
Anger How Do I Get Past It?
131
Im So Mad I Could
133
Sorting It Out
136
Warning Signs
139
What Next?
140
Youre Not Alone
141
God Where Are You When I Need You?
145
The Spiritual Zone
146
Free to Make Mistakes
148
Who Are You God?
150
Where Are You God?
151
Taking a Chance on God
153
The Faith Factor
154
Forgiveness What If I Dont Want To?
157
Forgiveness Is Tough
158
A Closer Look
159
Factor Fiction?
162
The Cost of Not Buying In
164
Taking the High Road
165
Please Help
167
A Note to Parents and Youth Leaders
171
Acknowledgments
173
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