What Makes a Family?: Living in a Nontraditional Family

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ABDO, Sep 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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What Makes Us a Family features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a licensed psychologist to help preteen and teen girls better understand and appreciate their nontraditional families. Topics include adoption, gay parents, grandparents as parents, foster families, stepparents, and mixed-race families. Readers will also learn how to cope with having a parent in prison, an alcoholic parent, or a parent in the military. Throughout the book, Talk About It questions encourage discussion. Additional resources, a glossary, and an index are also included. What Makes Us a Family will leave readers with a new perspective of their nontraditional families.
 

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Contents

Meet Dr Robyn
6
Take It from Me
8
The Adopted One
10
Raised by Granny
20
Visiting Daddy
30
The Drinker
40
An Autistic Brother
49
Dad in the Military
57
Mom and Mom
86
The New Mom
94
A Second Look
102
Pay It Forward
104
Additional Resources
106
Glossary
108
Index
110
About the Author
112

The Foster Girl
66
Black and White
76

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