ERIC Number: ED437585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Don't Divorce Us! Kids' Advice to Divorcing Parents.
Sommers-Flanagan, Rita; Elander, Chelsea; Sommers-Flanagan, John
This book examines the divorce experience firsthand-through the eyes and voices of children and adult children of divorce. People from various ages, ethnic groups, and backgrounds share artwork, essays, and their personal stories of divorce. The book contains practical suggestions for coping with the challenges of double-households, long-distance parenting, dating, ex-spouses, stepparenting, and divorce stress. Chapters include: (1) "Preparing for Divorce"; (2) "Setting Up the Rhythm of the New Life"; (3) "Dealing with the Other Parent"; (4) "The New and Improved Parent"; (5) "Dating, Romance, and Recommitment"; (6) "Stepparenting"; (7) "Exceptional Cases, Exceptional Needs"; and (8) "Resources for Divorcing Families." Also included is an appendix of age-based guidelines for helping children cope with divorce. (GCP)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Coping, Divorce, Family Counseling, Family Relationship, Interviews, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order #72663, $15.95). Tel: 800-422-2648 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.