When your parents divorce, it can feel like the world turns upside down. What do you do? Whether you live mostly at your moms or dads, this story can help you through the tough times....
|Title||:||Weekends with Dad: What to Expect When Your Parents Divorce|
|Number of Pages||:||24 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Weekends with Dad: What to Expect When Your Parents Divorce Reviews
Shared parenting is what a child should expect. Telling kids to expect only seeing their dad on weekends is horrible. Parenting is done by both mom and dad. It's terrible to teach children that fathers are not equal in raising a child. I wouldn't read this to any child struggling after they have been through the neglect of a seperation/divorce.
Age: 4-8 yearsFor a younger age, the illustrator chose animals to depict the earlier stages of divorce from the perspective of a cub fox. From separation to divorce to a year later, the cub experienced several emotions including guilt, depression, jealousy, solitude, and anger. Although the cub had a hard time adjusting, he soon found out that he wasn't alone. He then began to ask questions of fellow kids and his parents, venting some of his confusing emotions. The child's narration is paired with statistical information and reassurance regarding this very complicated event in a child's life. In some ways, this information can help parents see a child's perspective and can open up conversation between the child and parents.
When parents separate or divorce, many youngsters feel as though they've been divorced as well. In simple language and featuring a fox family in its illustrations, this title explains the process and provides ways to cope with one of life's challenges. Although the parents do not get back together, the author's message that parents love their children even after they have divorced each other rings loud and clear in the book. Back matter includes links to websites, a glossary, and additional reading. This book is sure to be useful in every elementary classroom since it eases the feeling of isolation and being different from others.
This book focuses on being told about divorce, and the transition shortly there after. It also talks about the confusing feelings a child might face when asked to make decisions about who they want to stay with. It has some focus on feelings of sadness, anger, and missing. This would be a good one for children who just find out about their parents' divorce or separation.
Another great book by Melissa Higgins. She brings up a sensitive subject in an easy way for children to understand.AR 2.9
"When your parents divorce, it can feel like the world turns upside down. What do you do? Whether you live mostly at your mom's or dad's, this story can help you through the tough times."--from cover
I would say that I enjoyed this book, but it does a good job of explaining things in a way that a child can under stand.
While it is ideal that in a separation situation both parents work together and that it is a good shared parenting experience this book calls to attention the reality of the situation which is many parents just have visitation on the weekends. This is another book I would keep in my office for families that are experiencing a separation.