From Library Journal
Sammons and Lewis, both pediatricians, explore answers to a wide variety of questions and concerns of parents and children facing divorce. Using a format of diary entries from a parent and a child (fictional material drawn from the authors' wide experience) and subsequent analysis, the authors look at such issues as telling children about an impending divorce, dealing with visitation, helping children adjust to changes a divorce may bring (such as moving and birthday celebrations), and the special problems of adolescents. Each chapter of this easy-to-read book is self-contained allowing the reader to go back and use sections that pertain to specific situations. Although the tone is upbeat and positive, the authors stress the need for both parents to stay involved in the lives of their children. Recommended for public libraries.AKay L. Brodie, Chesapeake Coll., Wye Mills, MD
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
For many parents whose marriages end in divorce, the biggest concern is the effect it will have on their children. During these confusing and emotional times, it is often difficult for parents to understand what their children are feeling and why they act the way they do. Jennifer Lewis, M.D. and William Sammons, M.D. bring twenty years of experience with families of divorce to this book. Their goal is to enable children to have a lasting and healthy relationship with both parents and enable them to mature into healthy, well-adjusted adults.