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My literature search found over books specifically for children dealing with divorce and remarriage.
However, there is little available to guide professionals and parents in the recommendation of appropriate books that can be helpful.
This review attempts to fill that gap. However, it is not uncommon that parents own stress during and after divorce inhibits their ability to initiate discussion of family changes in helpful ways. Bernstein Books to Help Children Cope With Separation and Loss, points out several advantages of reading as a way of helping children cope with separation and loss.
Reading is a relatively non-threatening way for children to discover their own problems when they perceive these problems in literary characters. Through identification with characters who cope positively, the reader is helped to think about solutions to his or her own problems.
The child is helped to realize that he or she is not alone in having a problem. Embarrass-ment can be minimized when one can read privately. Finally, reading with a parent can facilitate discussion of problems that are troubling to a child. While there are several potential benefits, Bernstein cautions adults about forcing books onto children: Similarly, adults should be available for discussion, but should not force a child to talk about his or her feelings.
Books concerning divorce and remarriage fall into three types: Fortunately there are now good books of each type available for children from pre-schoolers through adolescents, so adults can guide the selection of reading materials based on their understanding of the needs and preferences of each child.
The non-fiction books offer explanations about divorce usually including reasons it occurs and what to expect. These books also discuss positive coping strategies for different common situations such as parents asking children to be messengers or pressuring them to choose sides.
The fiction books employ a more subtle method of addressing divorce issues: Books that combine the two approaches usually consist of fictional vignettes followed by non-fiction passages that discuss the problems illustrated in the vignettes.
Fortunately there are many different options available for children who are open to reading about separation and divorce.
This review does not include every book for children on this subject. There are probably many excellent books that are available which are not discussed in this article. The selections for this piece were made on the basis of their representing quality reading for the different age groupings.
The books included in this review are grouped according to the age of the child for which they are recommended: I believe that they are available through most major library systems and quality bookstores either in stock or by special order. Harper and Row, Daddy is a warmly told story about the joys of a child visiting with father and step-mother each Saturday.
It is the only book in this review that focuses exclusively on an African-American family. Although this book is not specifically about divorce, the loving and caring relationships portrayed in the step-family offer the child a sense that he or she continues to be loved by his or her father after divorce and remarriage.
It explains the reasons for divorce in terms pre-schoolers can understand: While acknowledg-ing feelings of loss, confusion, and fear, it offers reassurance and hope.
This book is compassionately written. It acknowledges hurt and angry feelings, and offers a sense of hope that things get better over time. Little, Brown and Co. This book is unique in offering a section to help children identify their own feelings about divorce. It also emphasizes what children can do to help themselves.
The illustrations are superb. This book is recommended for younger elementary school age children who spend part of the week with each parent. The illustrations are colorful and nicely done.
This is a new and improved version of The Divorce Workbook, published several years ago by the same authors. Changing Families is a workbook for children and parents to use together.Hatchet study guide contains a biography of Gary Paulsen, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
BOOKS TO HELP CHILDREN COPE WITH SEPARATION, DIVORCE, AND STEP-FAMILIES. Steven E. Zemmelman, M.S.W., Ph.D. My literature search found over books specifically for children dealing with divorce and remarriage.
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