Divorce tears families apart! Shane and Brandon have never fought before, but now they are pushing each other! This leads to a serious injury. The family is forced to address some of the issues of the divorce. But, is it enough to help Shane recover?
When children believe it is their fault, they feel responsible and some begin to think that this makes them a bad person. “Well, I was actually really angry,” admitted Shane. “But it’s not good to get angry.” They question their value and this alters the way they perceive themselves and their life.
This begins a flood of emotions ranging from guilt, fear, anger and sadness. This sparks the negative thinking and can cause minor misbehavior, but can also spiral into depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, and violent behavior.
Talking about divorce is very difficult for kids. “Brandon started accusing me of being the reason that Mom and Dad were getting a di...di…, oh let’s just call it splitsville.” This book is an effective tool to help children open up and discuss their many concerns and questions about divorce. This story features characters with real emotions that kids will be able to relate to. They will learn skills and concepts through this engaging story.
This book effectively speaks on two levels - to children and to parents. The Little Angels coach Shane on how to use a tool and technique to deal with his fears, emotions and stresses. “Those are all common fears that children have when their families are going through a divorce.” The Self-Esteem Angel uses her unique magic to show Shane’s Mom a side of divorce that parents don’t get to see.
The family discusses, “What makes you guys think it is your fault?” and the importance of communication. The Angels help them think of ways they can work together for the well-being of everyone. The insights, tools and techniques in this book help build self-esteem. “It is important for all of you to realize that these are all communication skills that can be learned." The Angels bring positive energy to a very difficult and serious topic.
Get answers to these important questions:
- What kind of fears and thoughts do kids have?
- The energy of emotions.
- What is “focused listening”?
- How does “focused listening” help families?
- Whose fault is the divorce?
- Why do parents need to see things from a child’s viewpoint?
- Which ideas will help the family move forward?
With her usual empathy and compassion, Collier, brings us a story that demonstrates how families can move forward and come out the other side of divorce, stronger.
Ages 9-12, Teens, All Ages, Family. All family members touched by the pain of divorce will appreciate the easy to use tools, and will be inspired by the hopeful messages.
Recommended Resource for Parents, Counselors, Teachers and Support Workers! Anyone who works with kids need to know what to expect, what to say, and how to use these effective tools. “If you tell your story to an expert like a counselor, they can give you insights and share ideas on how to deal with the challenges that come up for each person.”
|Series:||Self-Esteem Angel , #8|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||161 KB|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
She is passionate about the power of self-esteem and life skills, bringing 27 years of professional and personal experience in personal growth. Wendy has created and facilitated workshops and courses for adults, children and employees. Collier’s Keynote Presentations, and School Programs on Bullying and Self-Esteem; gives her a unique advantage in the Self-Esteem field.
Wendy and her husband, Kelly, are the Founders of Angel Books and the Annual Self-Esteem Angel Mission which was launched in 2004. With the help of local sponsors and donations this mission provides FREE Author talks to schools and FREE books to children at Women’s Shelters; Christmas organizations; Hospitals; Schools; Youth Groups; Boys and Girls Clubs; Big Brothers and Big Sisters; Literacy Organizations, etc. (all beneficiaries, and sponsors are listed on the website: www.SelfEsteemAngel.com)
Their hope is to provide children and their families with strategies to re-build their self-esteem. No matter what challenges come up in our lives, they believe that a strong foundation of self-esteem leads to a happy, successful life.
A Glimpse into Wendy Collier:
Now, I absolutely love drawing and painting. When I am in my art studio I connect to the angels and they help me create magical paintings.
See the image that looks like a dove, just above the title, on the cover of is unconditional love like heaven?
I DID NOT draw or paint it. It just appeared.
See the girl in the pink dress in the clouds below the Self-Esteem Angel in how to handle change – friendship?
I DID NOT draw or paint it. It just appeared.
I feel very blessed that the Universe has chosen me to bring the gifts of the Self-Esteem Angel stories, drawings and paintings, to all of you. I hope they will help you become your highest, best self.
Life Lesson: Trust and have faith. You may not have a clear vision of your life and that is OKAY. Every experience you have will give you a glimpse of your purpose. Have no doubts my friends, you have an important purpose, one that is valuable to the world.
Your angels are always with you, just ask them for help and say “thank you”.
Enjoy your journey, Wendy Collier
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Author, Wendy Collier did an awesome job of bringing you right into this story. I felt like I was right there with the characters. I believe the key issue of 'communication' is quite often the biggest problem when families face divorce. The unknown is just so scary for everyone involved, especially children. This story really demonstrates how proper communication can prevent so many stresses for children when they have to come to terms with their family separating. Wendy, The Self-Esteem Angel and her team of Angels also do a great job of showing children how to deal with feelings such as anger and sadness in this book. This book is really great for all ages faced with divorce.