But I Want to Stay with You
What does it mean when a child says on leaving one parent to go to another 'But I want to live with you'? Jill Burrett believes it can mean a number of things and it is not necessarily time to rush to a family court to demand full time rights. Children can feel guilty at leaving a parent and say such a thing to make up for going. Or that is how they feel on the moment of leaving but immediately feel different once with the other parent.
In this timely book, Jill Burrett, a consulting psychologist specialising in divorce situations, writes plainly about communication between children and parents that are divorced. She examines individual comments and questions children have and helps parents to ask the right questions in order to understand what the children really mean. She also provides answers to difficult comments that will reassure a child that he or she is loved and that the parent is okay. She sets out strategies for successful teamwork with parenting and helps parents see the problems that may occur and either head them off or be prepared with approaches to help them through the situation.
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