What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?: A Survival Guide for Kids
Free Spirit Publishing, Jun 15, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
This companion to Speaking of Divorce is for kids ages 7–12. In a simple question-and-answer format, the book gently explains what divorce is, why parents decide to divorce, new living arrangements, how to handle feelings, and other basics to help children understand what's happening in their lives. With honesty and simplicity, the authors help children realize that divorce isn't their fault, strong emotions are okay, and families can survive difficult changes. Written to and for kids, this book is also recommended for parents, educators, counselors, and youth workers.
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This book helps children deal with juggling their lives between two homes. The book also helps explain that divorce has nothing to do with children and it is not their fault.
What if I miss my mom or dad?
What if I dont miss my mom or dad?
What if one of my parents doesnt see me anymore?
What if I feel stuck in the middle?
What about my grandparents?
What if my parents are keeping secrets from each other?
What if I feel like a messenger?
Will my parents ever get back together?
What if my parents are mad or upset?
Who will take care of me?
Where will I live?
What is it like to have two homes?
What about birthdays and holidays?
What if my dad or mom starts dating?
Whats a stepmom or stepdad?
A few final words
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