My Parents Divorce
Author: Sally Hewitt
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Alfie’s dad left to live with his girlfriend and Alfie was so angry he didn’t want to visit him.
In this dated looking “How can I deal with…” series, we find a wealth of information which aims to support children through common difficulties.
My Parents Divorce, is also a book to help parents recognise how kids might be feeling.
Issues are approached primarily through the stories of real children and how they felt when they found out their parents were getting a divorce.
Children are encouraged to talk to parents and friends who might have been through something similar. The photo essay style of this book helps kids identify with the ones in the stories.
Billy was afraid divorce meant something bad might happen. He talked to his parents and his best friend Joe, who’s parents had also divorced.
Joe lives with his mum now but goes out most Sundays with his dad and has fun. He has the support of his grandmother who gives him dinner when his mum is at work. Things have changed but it’s OK.
Gracie was angry at her parents for not trying hard enough to get on. Even though they couldn’t stay living together, talking about it with her parents made her able to accept what was happening.
Kids sometimes blame themselves for what is happening. Some think that if they are extra good then it won’t happen. They may worry over the uncertainty of where they will live and how that will effect things like seeing their grandparents and staying at the same school.
Each child has a story.
We find out what positive actions they could take and what each child did to change how they were feeling.
Louis was so embarrassed, he stopped inviting friends over to his house because he didn’t want them to know his father had left. Talking to his teacher and parents helped him fell less alone.
Help outside the family unit can be useful. The job of a mediator is to help everyone listen to each other and to make a plan of action to support everyone.
A teacher tells us that several children in her class have parents who are divorced. She says that she is happy to listen to anyone who needs to talk about their feelings.
A positive book which aims to support children through difficult new experiences.My Parent’s Divorce
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- Age Range: 6+
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Series: How Can I Deal with…
- Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd
- Publication Date:2011
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749670894 / 1445106221
- ISBN-13: 978-0749670894 / 978-1445106229
- Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.5 x 10.6 inches