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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591472414
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 71
  • Sales rank: 1,246,188
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2003

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

    This is a wonderful book for children. It is written by kids who have gone through a divorce and have survived the ordeal. It talks to kids in their own language and is a great way to start talking to each other about your feelings. Also, the annotation listed on this web site is incorrect. It is not about a hippo. It is written by three children who have divorced parents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2002

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

    This book is written by kids who have successfully gone through their parent's divorce. My kids and I read it together which allowed us to discuss the topics important to kids their age. A huge help for both the kids and me.

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