Children depend on relationships with the adults in their lives to make sense of early experiences, and to build healthy interpretations of what is happening around them.
This story offers parents an opportunity to talk with their children about the stresses inevitable in a divorce, to spell out the differences happening in their daily lives and to provide assurances about the certainties that will sustain their lives. This book's rhythmic, repetitive reassurance is a reflection of the ongoing need children have for feeling safe. It opens a door for listening to a child's view of his experiences, for nurturing constructive thoughts and for soothing fears.
They Both Love You can help foster the resilience children need to deal with many life changes, including the changes following a divorce.
"If only They Both Love You had been written at the time of our family's divorce! This book is a must for all families going through the stresses of family change. It is written in a child's language. The whole family can relate and learn from this enchanting story." -Dierdre Slater, Divorced Mom of 2 Sons
"This story brings to life the reality of so many of our kids at the Boys & Girls Club...facing the challenges of time spent between two parents! Well done!" -Karen Houser, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe
"As a mother, a former youth advisor for sons of single mothers, and a teacher I was thrilled to read a book that gives children the very important message and permission to love and be loved in a divorce. My hope is that parents will also get this valuable message." -Holly Greenough, Single Mom of 2 Sons, Educator
"Every child of divorce deserves to hear this message of love." -Robin Geiger, Educational Psychologist