Jessica's Two Familes

Helping Children Learn to Cope with Blended Households
Product Number: EB00672490
Released: Jun 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780882825267
Publisher: New Horizon Press
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Description

In a poignant, tenderly told story, a little girl feels confused and overwhelmed by her birth Dad and his new wife and children and her step Dad. Unlike her friends, she has two dads, two homes and two sets of rules. Jessica's Two Families tells in an open and insightful way that will help children ages 4-9 how parents and kids can explore together the difficulties and find the joys of having two households. Follow Jessica through her turbulent days encountering the problems of: having to share living space. being disciplined by a "new" parent. coping with different rules, values and lifestyles. not knowing how to relate to new step-siblings. feeling angry or sad and not comfortable talking about her two families. In this accessible, touching book, children will learn that it's normal and "okay" when there are problems and that learning to function together as a blended family takes time. Each family will have its own unique characteristics and strengths. But most importantly, the love of an extended family can grow, become strong and be no less powerful.

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Author(s): Lynne Hugo
Original Publish Date: Jun 03, 2016

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