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Children of Divorced Families deserve to hear this message
on June 23, 2008
I just bought this book as a special gift for a friend who has 2 young children and is going through a divorce. The dreaded questions in these cases that involve kids seem to be, a.) How is it going to affect the kids and, b.) How do you discuss it with them in the most supportive, least damaging way? In other words, how do you help them get through this, especially when you're dealing with your own depressing feelings about the divorce?
This book provides a simple, clear way to explain to children that although their parents now live in separate homes, it is not their fault and they are still loved by both parents. They can still be strong, happy kids. The pages are really colorful with nice artwork. The wording is simple & straight forward. The message is one that every single child of a divorced family deserves to hear over and over again. It is NOT their fault. This book made a wonderful, sweet gift for a family who truly needed some positive inspiration. I think they will treasure it always. Now that I've read it, I plan to buy another copy for a family I just heard is going to get a divorce. It's so sad that divorce is all around, at least there is some help to get through it. This is a really good book to help kids and parents alike.