Please Explain Divorce to Me!: Because My Parents Are Breaking Up--A Story for Children and Step-by-Step Guide for Parents (Paperback)

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Please Explain Divorce to Me!: Because My Parents Are Breaking Up--A Story for Children and Step-by-Step Guide for Parents (Paperback)

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Because divorce or separation in cohabitating relationships is a family event, this book was written for both children and adults. Gently telling their children that they will be getting a divorce, a mother and father share their family story: the journey from their happy wedding day, through the conflict at present and into the near and reassuring future. The book's second half highlights important tips and insights for parents.

Children will:

  • Learn about the divorce process
  • Find out that their own parents' divorce is not their fault
  • Discover that parents divorce each other; they do not divorce their children
  • Be comforted knowing they are still part of a family who loves them
  • Understand what it is like to have two homes


Parents will:

  • Have a framework for telling their children they are getting a divorce
  • Hear the common questions children ask
  • Learn the DOs and DON'Ts regarding their own behavior
  • Improve the likelihood of creating a healthier divorce
  • Understand their children's reactions and support their emotions


"Dr. Zelinger expertly navigates the sensitive topic of divorce, providing young readers with a compassionate and understanding perspective. The book's engaging storytelling, complemented by vibrant illustrations, encourages open dialogue and empowers children to navigate, with resilience and comprehension, the emotional complexities of divorce." -- Sarah Becker, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Premium Health Center, Brooklyn, NY

"The message of Dr. Zelinger's book echoes our primary goal as divorce mediators--to assist divorcing couples to create a healthier, non-adversarial divorce for the entire family. In a gentle - albeit direct - manner, Dr. Zelinger provides a thoughtful, well-planned approach for parents to prepare their children for the news of their divorce." -- Maren Cardillo, Esq., Divorce Mediation Professionals

Learn more at www.DrZelinger.com

From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

Product Details ISBN: 9781615997800
ISBN-10: 1615997806
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2024
Pages: 44
Language: English