Do you know a child affected by divorce? It could be your own child or grandchild, your niece, nephew, or even one of your students. Divorce is common, but for each child involved, it is a bewildering and hurtful experience, similar to bereavement yet without the same level of support. The Essential Guide to Children & Separation helps parents and other caregivers understand how children cope with divorce and offers them the tools to support the children in their lives who are struggling under the pressure and confusion of family breakup.
Written by a mother who saw how her divorce affected her own four children, this practical guide shows how family breakup affects children differently at various ages and carries on doing so in new ways at later stages of life--and as parents enter into new relationships. It includes interviews with those who have gone through divorce as well as input from children currently affected by parental separation. A caring and helpful voice in the darkness, Jennifer Croly shows that divorce may mean the end of a marriage, but it does not need to be the end of the world for the children involved.