#8: The Divorce Helpbook for Kids by Cynthia McGregor (52 Books / 52 Weeks)

Wayne —  January 20, 2013 — Leave a comment

This year, I’ve set a goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks. You can see my list and track my progress here. If you’re interested in taking the challenge yourself and joining a group of people with the same commitment, please request to join our Facebook group. The group will remain open to new members through February, but the later you join, the more catching up you will have to do. In addition to tracking what I’ve read in my original list, one way I intend to keep current with this goal is write a short article about each book as I finish them. You will be able to visit Amazon’s page for each of the books by clicking on the image or the title below.

TITLE & AUTHOR

The Divorce Helpbook for Kids (Rebuilding Books; For Divorce and Beyond) by Cynthia MacGregor

DESCRIPTION

Non-Fiction – Divorce Help for Kids

SYNOPSIS

A book intended to help kids deal with their parents’ divorce by answering various questions that children might pose.

MY THOUGHTS

I had high hopes for this book, as I do for any books that purports to help children deal with the effects of their parents’ divorce.  This book does include some good information with kids and does an admirable job of trying to cover a variety of topics.  That said, I would not strongly discourage anyone from giving it to a child of divorce to read.  While I appreciate the effort of the author, the theme that seems to run through much of this book is that kids just need to understand their parents and what they are going through better in order to deal with the divorce.  This “adult-centric” view of divorce is common in our society and does a severe disadvantage to children of divorce.  It is with regret, therefore, that I can not recommend this book and would actually discourage kids from reading it.

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