My Parents Are Divorced Too: A Book for Kids by Kids

My Parents Are Divorced Too: A Book for Kids by Kids

by Melanie Ford, Steven Ford, Annie Ford
     
 

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VOYA - Leslie Carter
In an effort to help others cope with the difficulties of divorce, three youth, whose ages arenot specified and who have weathered the issues themselves speak out in this book. Melanie and Steven have different parents than Annie, but after both sets of parents divorce, their lives are thrown together into a blended family that they choose to call a "bonus" family. Annie's mother Jann, who has become a stepmother to Melanie and Steven, helps them to find their voices and write their story. Problems that they address include dealing with arguing parents, feeling guilty and angry, understanding the personal impact of divorce, relocating with one parent, learning to split one's time between two parents, accepting remarriage, adjusting to new step-siblings, feeling alienated, and bonding with a new stepparent. By telling in their own words about the effect that these problems made on their lives and the lives of others whom they know, Melanie, Annie, and Steven speak in a personal way that will help both youth and the adults who care for them to understand and cope with some of the difficult issues surrounding divorce. This book, which seems directed at upper elementary and middle school youth, will be useful to the parents, teachers, and counselors who are working with the children of divorce, but it will be especially helpful to the teens themselves.

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ISBN-13:
9781591472414
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
71
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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