I Don't Want to Talk about It

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When a child's parents tell her they have decided to divorce, the last thing she wants to do is talk about it. Instead, she wants to roar as loud as a lion so she can't hear their painful words, or turn into a fish and hide her tears in the sea, or even become a bird and fly away . But with her mother and father's help, she starts to consider what l ife will be like after divorce and learns that although some things wi ll change, many other things will remain the same. Most importantly, s he realizes that ...

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Overview

When a child's parents tell her they have decided to divorce, the last thing she wants to do is talk about it. Instead, she wants to roar as loud as a lion so she can't hear their painful words, or turn into a fish and hide her tears in the sea, or even become a bird and fly away . But with her mother and father's help, she starts to consider what l ife will be like after divorce and learns that although some things wi ll change, many other things will remain the same. Most importantly, s he realizes that although her parents may not agree about much, one th ing they do agree on is that they both love her very much and will alw ays be her mom and dad.

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Here is a very creative approach to dealing with the feelings associated with divorce. The author uses images of animals to depict the feelings the young girl is having difficulty expressing. For example, she wants to be a fish "so that my tears could fall into the river and no one would know how much I wanted to cry." The illustrations are wonderful! Even though the topic is serious, the illustrations will make the reader smile because the image of various animals is superimposed on the scene. This book has the right balance of interesting presentations and useful information. The author also gives the parents an excellent guide for helping children cope. 2000, Magination Press, $14.95. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: S. Latson SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-A competent piece of bibliotherapy aimed at helping children of divorce deal with their new, difficult, and conflicting emotions. Told by a young girl whose parents have just told her they are getting a divorce, the narrative then goes through the range of the child's possible emotions, as the adults suggest how she might be feeling. She, in turn, imagines herself to be an animal that would adequately express her emotions. When her father tells her that it's OK to be scared, her response is, "I wanted to be a lion with a roar so loud that everyone would think I was very brave." Assurances of her parents' continued love and that certain family rituals will remain the same make her feel better. Full-page illustrations capably portray the images in the text, especially the metaphors of the animals that the girl uses to express her feelings. The book concludes with a two-page note to parents suggesting ways to deal with their children's reactions. A worthy and appropriate addition to most parenting collections.-Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Paul Chance, PhD
Children of divorce often find it difficult to voice their feelings. I Don't Want to Talk About It helps them do so by using animal metaphors to illustrate the emotions of a little girl whose parents are breaking up...this book is intended for children ages 4 to 10. An afterword by Philip Stahl, PhD., offers practical ways for parents to help kids cope.
Psychology Today
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557986641
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 697,984
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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