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Your kids and divorce : helping them grow beyond the hurt
Whiteman, Tom.
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Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Fleming H. Revell, [2001]

Physical Description:
205 pages ; 22 cm
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HQ777.5 .W534 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Struggling divorced parents will reach eagerly for this guide to find hope, help, and understanding into the way children think and feel during the most difficult time in a family's life.

These insights into the recovery process speak not only to parents but to everyone who wants to help a child devastated by divorce. Counselors will find new ways to reach their young clients; parents of newly blended families will learn how to help their children accept the changes; and grandparents will be relieved to find they are not helpless outsiders after all.

This book addresses a problem that reaches readers on every economic, social, and spiritual level. Dealing frankly with issues like anger and denial, while carrying a message of hope, Your Kids and Divorce may well become the definitive guide to a brighter future for single-parent and blended families.

Author Notes

Thomas Whiteman, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Life Counseling Services and a director of Fresh Start Seminars. He is the author or coauthor of fourteen books and lives in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Part 1 Understanding Your Child
1. Through the Eyes of a Childp. 17
2. Why Don't We Think Alike?p. 25
Part 2 Your Child's Reaction
3. Typical Reactionsp. 41
4. The Initial Phasep. 55
5. The Secondary Phasep. 83
6. The Acceptance Phasep. 101
7. Long-Term Effectsp. 115
Part 3 Helping Your Child
8. Breaking the Newsp. 139
9. Restructuring the Familyp. 153
10. Single Parentingp. 179
Recommended Readingp. 201