Because it is often hard for children to express their feelings, fears and questions, it's easy to assume they are adjusting and coping well with divorce. The reality may well be just the opposite as they internally grapple with an overwhelming feeling of fault for the break-up. What Children Need to Know When Parents Get Divorced sets forth a simple, honest and easy-to-understand approach for broaching the discussion of this sensitive subject with the child you love. This paperback shares how to reinforce his or her importance and uniqueness, offer reassurance and communicate how to love both parents without guilt.
Practical Help for Children Ages 6 to 2 from a Trusted Author and Licensed Family CounselorWhen read with a caring adult, this book can be the first step in bringing children of divorce toward much-needed emotional healing.
Because it is often hard for children to express feelings, fears, and questions, it is easy to assume they are adjusting and coping with their parents' divorce--when instead they may feel guilty that they are somehow to blame for the break-up.William L. Coleman provides an honest, understandable, and simple way for concerned adults to broach discussion of this sensitive subject with the children they care about, covering such crucial areas as:The uniqueness and importance of each childReassurance of the continued love of both parents for the childEncouragement to talk openly of painful subjectsWays to show love to both parents, even the one who no longer lives with the child.
William L. Coleman, a pastor, teacher and author, is best known for his bestselling devotional books for young people. A graduate of Washington Bible College and Grace Theological Seminary, he has written over seventy-five magazine articles.