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Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way [Paperback]

By M. Gary Neuman (Author) & Patricia Romanowski (Author)
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The creator of the Sandcastles Divorce Therapy Program presents a practical guide to help children deal with divorce, including suggestions for parents on what to say

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Divorce is painful and confusing. Perhaps now more than ever, you want to give your child all the love, support, and guidance he or she needs, but everything seems harder and more complicated. Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way can help. Based on Gary Neuman's phenomenally successful Sandcastles program, which has helped more than fifty thousand children cope with divorce, this warm, empathetic guide shows you:

  How to build a co-parenting relationship--even when you think you can't

  When you or your child should see a therapist

   Age-appropriate scripts for addressing sensitive issues

  What to do when a parent moves away

  How to stop fighting with your ex-spouse

  How to navigate the emotional turmoil of custody and visitation

  How to help your child deal with change

  How to cope with kids' common fears about separation

  How to introduce significant others into the family and help your child cope with a new stepfamily

More than a hundred pieces of artwork from children of divorce will help you appreciate how kids perceive the experience. Dozens of special activities and fun exercises will help you communicate and get closer to your child. This guide shows you that divorce need not be an inevitable blot on children's lives, but an opportunity for them to grow and strengthen the bonds with their parents.
"Gary Neuman has a wonderful way of nourishing parents while reminding us that there are no simple ways to help children through complicated family times. Whether we're parents, grandparents, or friends, all of us can be grateful for Gary's encouragement to be natural as we talk to--and listen to--our children. We can also be thankful for his support as we reach out for extra help when we feel we need it."        --Fred Rogers, creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

"Of all the how-to advice about divorce on the market, the best is probably wrapped up in the book Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way. It's sympathetic, practical and loving; it covers all the problems faced by children of divorce; and it gives an excellent rundown of the reactions you can expect, age by age."   -- The Washington Post
M. Gary Neuman is a licensed mental-health counselor, a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator,  a rabbi, and the creator of the nationally recognized Sandcastles program for children of divorce. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, Dateline, the Today show, Good Morning America, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and five children in Miami Beach, Florida. Patricia Romanowski is the coauthor of sixteen books. She lives on Long Island with her husband, author Philip Bashe, and their son, Justin.

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Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Neuman & Patricia Romanowski has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Ingram Advance - 08/01/1999 page 47

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House
Pages   460
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.25" Width: 7.36" Height: 1.19"
Weight:   2.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1999
Publisher   Random House
ISBN  0679778012  
ISBN13  9780679778011  

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More About M. Gary Neuman & Patricia Romanowski

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! M. GARY NEUMAN is a family mediator, Florida state-licensed mental health counselor, and author of Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way. He maintains a private practice in Miami, Florida, where he sees adults, children, and families. He also tours the country, speaking about marital and family issues. He and his work have been featured on The Oprah Show, Today, The View, and National Public Radio, in People and Time, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and five children in Miami Beach, Florida.

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M. Gary Neuman currently resides in Miami Beach, in the state of Florida.

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2Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > Divorce
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Simply Awesome  Nov 24, 2007
Super Book. When I met my wife, she already had a 3yr old daughter. That was 6 years ago. The book really helped me understand what my new step-daughter was coping with, even at 3/4/5 yrs old, etc. More importantly, I learned how I could be a positive support to her emotional transition and the stress placed on her. Today, I am simply "dad" and she is simply my "daughter" ... I couldn't be more proud.

I would say every person involved in the life of a child who suffers a divorce simply MUST read this book.

Thank you to the author.
Scott Reese
Great for parents of children of all ages  Oct 25, 2007
This book covers what kids are feeling/thinking/experiecing as their parents go through divorce/separation. Its great for parents to read regarding their childrens behavior during this time. No matter what age your child/ren are this book covers it. It truelly makes understanding the harships of divorce on kids a little easier. a MUST read for all parents going through separation or divorce. an EAXCELLENT book.
Kids and divorce  Oct 16, 2007
Some great advice for parents who are going through a divorce. Wish I had had it when I went through my divorce.
This is the one!  Oct 10, 2007
Forget any other book (and believe me I went through a lot of them)!
G. Neuman helps you in very warm and positive way (and isn't what you need right now?), to understand the development stages your children are at, how divorce can affect them and most important how to help them. I have 3 children and it was so important for me to go to what is specific to their ages. I love all the little tools you can use to see where your child is at.
Should be required reading for all children whose parents are going through a divorce  May 1, 2007
If you are going through a divorce and have small children, this book is for you. Children often cannot express their feelings about divorce. They tend to blame themselves or one of their parents. If children are not allowed to express themselves and the feelings they have about their parents divorce are suppressed, deep seated anger brews inside them. Read this book with your kids. It will help them cope with their feelings and learn to accept the divorce.
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