I had the chance to read Still a Family A guide to parenting through divorce and want to give my book to one of my readers. I am not divorced and I have no plans to get a divorce. I grew up in a family that was divorced. My mom has been divorced twice and lived with a man for a few years, so I know all about heart ache, feeling pulled in one direction or another by a parent.
I was too young when my parents got divorced for them to try and sit down and explain it to me, but I was old enough to realize they were arguing A LOT. I remember one time I started crying because of something on tv and they started arguing over who made me cry. That made me cry harder.
I find that Lisa discusses topics that are important to all parents. How does arguing in front of your children affect your kids and taking time for yourself. We all need to do that. My parents also used me as the go between. Good grief there was a lot of tension in my family. Now I find myself being the most passive, not wanting to get into an argument person there is. I just give in. That’s me.
I also find that you should not talk about about the other parent in front of your child. It is more important to teach your children love and respect than hatred and anger. I often wonder how I came out the way I did. Anyways this is a good book.
Book Description from Amazon:
Book Description: from Amazon
Divorce can have a devastating effect on children. Yet for families who carefully consider and manage the intricacies associated with this difficult and upsetting time, the family, as seen from the child’s perspective, can remain strong, healthy, and as loving and supportive as it ever was.
Still a Family clearly and concisely lays out the specific emotions and reactions parents need to anticipate from their children while going through separation, divorce, and its aftermath. Rather than weighing parents down with complicated plans, confusing information, and legal terminology, this book takes a common-sense approach, providing readers in a state of emotional distress with the practical, down-to-earth advice they need to sensibly and comfortingly guide their children through this often painful process. The book covers the most common mistakes divorcing parents tend to make, as well as addressing special issues that come up for kids of different age groups. This is a much-needed repository of wisdom and practical counsel for any family going through a time of heightened feelings and fragile relationships.
Dr. Reynolds is a marriage and family therapist who teaches a mandatory class for all divorcing parents through the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies. She knows her topic well, and she presents her material in a reader-friendly manner that will appeal to parents from all walks of life
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