Why Do Families Change?: Our First Talk About Separation and Divorce – Jillian Roberts

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  • Age Range:3 – 6 years
  • Grade Level:Preschool – 1
  • Lexile Measure:810
  • Series:Just Enough
  • Hardcover:32 pages
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers (March 21, 2017)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1459809513
  • ISBN-13:978-1459809512


EXCERPT from Orca Book Publishers

Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family. Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter.


Rationale for Inclusion: The unfortunate reality is that parental/caregiver divorce and separation are one the hardships that many children will be confronted with in their lives. This book provides children who may be dealing with a divorce or separation, with a mirror into their own lives where they may be able to relate to the various thoughts, feelings, and emotions that the protagonist in the story is going through.  The fact that this book was also written by a children psychologist further adds to the appeal and overall value of this book since few people are more qualified to carefully and constructively articulate the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviors of children better than a child psychologist. Furthermore, this book helps to facilitate the much-needed communication and dialogue between parents/caregivers and their children when addressing and dealing with this difficult circumstance.

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