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Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Divorce

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Divorce

What Children Need to Know

Fanny Cohen Herlem

Quick Overview

The author covers all the common questions that children ask about divorce and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why parents separate, what will happen during and after the divorce, and who the child is going to live with.
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Paperback / softback
2008, 8.46in x 6.06in / 215mm x 154mm, 96pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-672-2
CA$17.95
Ebook
2008, PDF, 96pp
ISBN: 978-1-84642-818-0
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CA$17.95

Description

Is it my fault that my parents are getting divorced?

Do I have to choose between my mum and my dad?

Is it normal to feel angry with my parents?

When faced with their parents' divorce, children have many concerns and questions that are difficult for a parent to answer. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings and provides parents with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions.

The author covers all the common questions that children ask and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why parents separate, what will happen during and after the divorce, and who the child is going to live with. The book recognizes the emotions and reactions of everyone in the family and includes separate conclusions for parents and children.

This handy guide offers useful advice for parents and will also be of interest to counsellors and other professionals working with children.

Reviews

'Herlem provides two particularly useful resources, one for parents ("Messages that children should never be asked to carry") and a checklist for both children and parents which lists children's emotions and their emotional needs resulting from the uncertainty that has flooded their lives... This is a useful book which Educational and Child Psychologists could discuss with parents whose children are exhibiting the emotional and behavioural problems which commonly result from the separation or divorce.'
- Debate

'Common questions such as: Is it my fault that my parents are getting divorce? Do I have to choose between my mum and my dad? Is it normal to feel angry with my parents? are all covered in a sensitive and candid way that children will be able to understand and relate to. The book recognises the emotions and reactions of everyone in the family and includes separate conclusions for parents and children.'
- ChildRight

Authors

By (author): Fanny Cohen Herlem
Translated by: Fanny Cohen Herlem