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ERIC Number: ED399064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: 0-86653-857-7
Mom and Dad Break Up [and] Helping Children Understand Divorce: A Practical Resource Guide for "Mom and Dad Break Up." Kids Have Feelings Too Series.
Prestine, Joan Singleton
Based on the recognition that nearly all children will experience the direct or indirect effects of divorce through their relatives or friends, and that many children do not openly share their feelings, this book is a guide to help adults assist children from preschool to grade 3 in understanding and dealing with the emotions arising from the experience of divorce. An introductory section discusses common effects of divorce on children of different ages and the importance of communication. The guide provides suggestions and activities for communicating with children, recognizing their feelings, and helping them cope constructively with the changes that come with divorce as presented in the included picture book. The picture book presents the story of a young boy dealing with his parent's divorce. The bulk of the guide is devoted to activities related to particular emotions presented in the picture book: shock, discouragement, anger, sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, guilt, helplessness, illness, fear, and acceptance. An annotated bibliography of parent resources and books for children is included in the guide. A list of support groups concludes the publication. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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