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My Family's Changing (A First Look At Series) Paperback – February 1, 1999
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Pat Thomas is an author, journalist, and campaigner specializing in the field of environment and health. She qualified as a transpersonal psychotherapist in 1991 at the Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling Education in London. She currently lives in London, England.
MY FAMILY'S CHANGING
A First Look At Family Break-Up
Books in the First Look At…series promote interaction among children, parents, and teachers on social, health, and emotional issues.
This helpful picture book explores the issue of divorce in reassuringly simple terms. Children's fears, worries, and questions about this difficult experience are made accessible and approachable. This book will help promote interaction among children, parents and teachers on an issue that affects many families.
From the book:
- It's not your fault when your parents get divorced, even though it may feel like it. And it's okay to feel sad and mad at what they're doing.
- You may also worry that when your parents stop loving each other they will stop loving you too, but this will not happen.
- Many things will change after your parents' divorce, but the one thing that will not change is their love for you.
How to Use this Book (for parents and teachers)
Taking the Time
it can take a long time to talk through all there is to say about a divorce, and this book is meant to be read with a child, more than once. Try reading through it first, and familiarizing yourself with its content before you begin.
"What About You?" Prompts
From time to time you will see a "What about you?" question within the text. These prompts are meant to give parents and children a chance to stop and talk with each other and ask each other questions.
Coming to Terms with Divorce
There will be plenty of time later, when a child is older, to talk about the complex whys of a divorce. Initially, a child will need lots of support in coming to terms with personal feelings about unexpected and often unwelcome changes.
Divorce should not be a taboo subject in school. Often this is the only place where a child may get a sense of not being alone in the experience of a family break-up.
From School Library Journal
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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It is very clear and well written. It helps me help parents.