When your parents tell you that they are getting divorced, you might have lots of big feelings – like anger, fear and sadness – and lots of questions too. This journal is packed full of activities that will help you work through these feelings and get your thoughts and questions out into the open. This journal from parenting expert Sue Atkins gives children aged 7+ a safe place to express their feelings about divorce and the resulting changes, so that they can start to understand them. Full of creative activities to help them process this life-changing event, it provides children with a source of strength and comfort through this challenging time, as well as giving them a way of sharing how they are feeling with a trusted adult.
Sue Atkins spent 25 years as a teacher and Deputy Head, before becoming a parenting coach 16 years ago. She is well-known as ‘The Parenting Expert’ and frequently appears across the media, including on ITV’s This Morning, Sky News and in many of the UK’s biggest newspapers.
“When a family hits a storm, parents can be so keen to want their kids to be ok that they can miss listening to their children and validating their experience. This book is an excellent tool for children and parents to work through difficult feelings and thoughts, bringing understanding at such a challenging time. Often, children can have a deep seated belief that it is their fault; this journal is an excellent tool to address these issues and help children build a coherent narrative of their own story” – Tanya Gordon, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.