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Talking Divorce with Your Kids - Book Review: My Bonus Mom
By Autumn Reo on 10/02/12 02:50
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A few pages into this book, I was already crying. Not because I’m a child of divorce, but because as a mother now, I was instantly touched about how a child would feel reading this book and as a parent IF I had to discuss such a difficult issue with my child. While it is sad that divorce is so prevalent in our culture, it is fact that children will be affected when 50 percent of marriages do result in divorce.
Thankfully there is a book on a 3 – 8 year-old level that kids relate to and can help parents communicate and share their feelings about divorce in an easy-to-read format.
A child of a successful “bonus mom” relationship, author Tami Butcher penned My Bonus Mom! Take the Step out of Step Mom to plant a seed in children’s minds that having a stepmother/stepfather can be a bonus with their hearts and minds accept the new relationship in a positive way. Through colorful graphics and rhyme, she’s developed a must-have book for any family affected by divorce and remarriage.
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/10/02/4303668/talking-divorce-with-your-kids.html#storylink=cpy(Autumn Reo Talking Divorce with Your Kids - Book Review: My Bonus Mom)
This is a great book for stepmoms and kids!!! I have been looking for something to read to my step daughter to help her understand our situation and help her feel normal. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kassidy
Awesome ! 3/4 of the way thru my 5 y/o asked if some day I would get him a bonus Mom! I could not have hoped for a better response :)Published 15 months ago by Ken of Narrow Ridge
I got this book for my soon-to-be stepchildren who I already have a good relationship with. I wanted to get them a book to understand what a stepmom is and to help them know that... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bridget P
We really loved the approach this book took to addressing the expansion of families. We never really liked the word 'stepmom' especially with so many negative stereotypes... Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by G. Santorelli
This is an excellent book with a message for all. The words of the author ring true as they seem to come from the heart and the artists illustrations are perfect. Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by Bann
My Bonus Mom is an easy-to-read and understand children's book relating to divorce and blended families. Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Chelse Wilson
Great book! If only all parents and steps could be as responsible as Tami's. All children need to be loved and nurtured as our own, regardless of the biology. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by Valerie