What Children Need to Know When Parents Get Divorced

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Bethany House, Mar 1, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 124 pages
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Practical Help for Children Ages 6 to 2 from a Trusted Author and Licensed Family CounselorWhen read with a caring adult, this book can be the first step in bringing children of divorce toward much-needed emotional healing.

Because it is often hard for children to express feelings, fears, and questions, it is easy to assume they are adjusting and coping with their parents' divorce--when instead they may feel guilty that they are somehow to blame for the break-up.William L. Coleman provides an honest, understandable, and simple way for concerned adults to broach discussion of this sensitive subject with the children they care about, covering such crucial areas as:The uniqueness and importance of each childReassurance of the continued love of both parents for the childEncouragement to talk openly of painful subjectsWays to show love to both parents, even the one who no longer lives with the child.
 

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Contents

Children Are Special
15
What Causes Divorce?
17
When Will It Happen?
19
Even Good Parents Get Divorced
21
The Secret Question
23
Many Parents Get Divorced
27
Do Your Parents Love You? 29
28
Love Your Parents
33
Make Popcorn
71
Parents Cry Too
75
Touch Your Family
77
Some Teasing
79
Brothers and Sisters
81
A Name Game
83
Parents Make Mistakes Too
85
Spending Time Together
89

Who Will Leave?
35
Will Your Parents Get Back Together?
37
The Unhappy Facts
39
Someone to Talk To
43
Some Tough Words
45
Children Smile Again
49
Aches and Pains
51
How Do You Feel?
55
Are You Glad?
57
Getting Angry
59
Are You Being Punished?
61
What Becomes of the Children?
63
Where Is God?
65
Who Will Pay for the Pizza?
69
Praying for Parents
91
Love Has Long Arms
93
Here Comes Santa Claus
95
Just Dreaming
97
A Gift of Time
99
Picking Sides
103
Back to Happy
105
You Will Never Be a Jet Plane
107
If You Lose a Hand
109
Tell Me Again
113
A New Person
115
Future Family
119
Do You Want to Get Married?
121
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About the author (1998)

William L. Coleman, a pastor, teacher and author, is best known for his bestselling devotional books for young people. A graduate of Washington Bible College and Grace Theological Seminary, he has written over seventy-five magazine articles.

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