Item description for When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce by Marge Eaton Heegaard & Marge Heegard...
Overview This unique book discusses basic concepts of marriage and divorce while offering children a creative way to sort out the stressful feelings of grief caused by change with pages that readers can illustrate themselves. Consumable.
Publishers Description Divorce creates stressful feelings of grief from loss and change, and children who are unable to understand or verbally express their feelings often act them out in unhealthy ways. This book discusses basic concepts of marriage and divorce and offers young minds a creative way to sort out and express all the powerful feelings resulting from their parents' decision to separate.
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Studio: Woodland Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 11.1" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jul 23, 1996
Publisher Woodland Press
ISBN 0962050229 ISBN13 9780962050220
Availability 0 units.
More About Marge Eaton Heegaard & Marge Heegard
Heegaard is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a registered art therapist.
Reviews - What do customers think about When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce?
Absolutely wonderful Feb 19, 2005
In 2002, I seperated from my husband and my son who was 5 at the time had a hard time adjusting. I enrolled him in counseling and happened on this book. I must say it was EXTREMELY HELPFUL. My son was able to show me his feelings in pictures and I was able to make that connection that helped him cope with what was happening to our family.
I had two other children as well but they were too young at the time of the divorce to understand what was happening. Now that they are 5 also they are beginning to understand and one daughter in particular is having a hard time. I am sooo glad I refound this book. I just purchased it again for her and cant wait til we can start healing together when it arrives.
useful tool Feb 13, 2001
I found this book extremely helpful in my therapy work with children whose parents are divorcing. The art therapy format was especially helpful for my nonverbal kids. The book nicely addresses many issues that may arise for children in a nonthreatening manner. Most of all, it did a good job of explaining "divorce", a very grown-up concept, in kid terms.
A helpful tool for kids. Apr 1, 2000
As a school counselor, the workbook was helpful to me in getting kids from divorced homes to talk about their feelings. The content is simple and straightforward, but not upsetting. It focuses on acceptance and positive change. The kids loved drawing the pictures and putting their name on the book as the illustrator. It gives them something to feel proud about. The workbook could also be a helpful tool for parents who are having difficulty talking to their children about divorce.