Help, understanding, and hope for single-parent and blended families. Your Kids and Divorce will help you understand the way children think and feel during one of the most difficult times in a family's life. It offers insights into the grieving and recovery processes, insights that speak not only to parents but to all-from counselors to grandparents-who want to help a child devastated by divorce. Drawing examples from various situations and age ranges, psychologist Thomas Whiteman provides positive and practical guidance in areas such as: * breaking the news * understanding short- and long-term reactions * custody and visitation * changes at home * loving discipline * effective single parenting * a parent's dating and remarriage

Written by a professional who specializes in divorce recovery, this book shows how children of divorce can rise above their circumstances and lead a new and healthy life. Dealing frankly with issues like anger and denial, while carrying a message of hope, Your Kids and Divorce is the definitive guide to a brighter future for single-parent and blended families.