Jigsaw Puzzle Family: The Stepkids' Guide to Fitting It Together (Rebuilding Books Series)

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"For all the kids who wonder how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of their newly combined family will ever fit together," MacGregor has created another warm and understanding resource for children of divorce. Jigsaw Puzzle Family helps kids realize they're not alone -- many other kids are dealing with a new stepparent, new stepbrothers and/or stepsisters, a new house with new rules. Readers will find engaging stories of children facing the same issues, dozens of practical and helpful suggestions for making stepfamily life better, gentle guidance in
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Overview

"For all the kids who wonder how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of their newly combined family will ever fit together," MacGregor has created another warm and understanding resource for children of divorce. Jigsaw Puzzle Family helps kids realize they're not alone -- many other kids are dealing with a new stepparent, new stepbrothers and/or stepsisters, a new house with new rules. Readers will find engaging stories of children facing the same issues, dozens of practical and helpful suggestions for making stepfamily life better, gentle guidance in understanding the mixed feelings that go with fitting into a blended "jigsaw puzzle" family, and lots of reassurance that time will help.

Chapters include: Mixed emotions; Life Turns Upside-Down; Where Do I Fit In?; Whose House Is This?; Your Ever-Changing World; Serious Concerns; Let's Review Some Facts; Resources.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-MacGregor offers simple guidelines, practical advice, and lots of fictional examples about living with a new blended family. Her jigsaw puzzle analogy works well because it describes the need to round off the corners or try a different angle in order to make the pieces fit together properly. In a straightforward tone, she encourages children to talk about things with their parents. She discourages whining and shouting as methods for getting one's way, advocates trying to find solutions to make things easier for everyone, and emphasizes that the child is not the only one experiencing change. Important points are summarized after each chapter, and the volume ends with a list of helpful Web sites and books. A good resource for teachers, counselors, and parents to present to kids in these situations, this title offers healthy and helpful suggestions for resolving much of the conflict that arises when family situations change. It challenges readers not to accept stereotypical ideas about stepparents but to give the real people in their lives a chance.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886230637
  • Publisher: Impact Publishers Inc
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Series: Rebuilding Books Series
  • Pages: 106
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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