Why Do Families Change? Our First Talk About Separation and Divorce. This title will help little ones have a better understanding of separation and divorce. The book very simply addresses how people get together and make commitments. Then goes on to discuss that relationships change so the commitment changes. An unhappy home is not a healthy home. Kids are assured that they are not the reason for the separation or divorce. The author recognizes that although the family dynamic has changed that you still have a family and are very loved.
I really appreciate how simple the text is and how it fosters the idea that talking about your feelings with your parents is the best thing you can do to feel better. It goes on to a brief discussion of deeper related topics like custody, parents getting back together and blended families. Every library needs this title to make the transition easier for the children of divorce.
By Lauri Streeck, Penworthy Sales Representative
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