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Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in Two Homes

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From the author of the classic andlt;I andgt;Momand#8217;s House, Dadand#8217;s Houseandlt;/Iandgt;, the essential guide for kids on how to stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Isolina Ricciand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;Momand#8217;s House, Dadand#8217;s Houseandlt;/Iandgt; has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years. With her new book, Dr. Isa adapts her time-tested advice on maneuvering the emotional, logistical, and legal realities of separation, divorce, and stepfamilies to speak directly to children. Alongside practical ways to cope with big changes she offers older children and their families key resiliency tools that kids can use now and the rest of their lives. Kids and families are encouraged to believe in themselves, to take heart, and to plan for their lives ahead. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Momand#8217;s House, Dadand#8217;s House for Kidsandlt;/Iandgt; is packed with practical tips, frank answers, easy-to-use lists, and#8220;train your brainand#8221; ideas, reproducible worksheets, and things to try when words just wonand#8217;t come out right. Kids will learn how to: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#183; Deal with parents living apart, schedules, and dueling house rulesandlt;BRandgt;and#183; Settle comfortably in one home or twoandlt;BRandgt;and#183; Stay out of the and#8220;miserable middleand#8221; when parents fightandlt;BRandgt;and#183; Manage stress, guilt, change, fear, and other feelingsandlt;BRandgt;and#183; Stay connected with parents, relatives, and the and#8220;rightand#8221; friendsandlt;BRandgt;and#183; Appreciate the gifts (and deal with the gripes) of their new version of familyandlt;BRandgt;and#183; Feel better FAST!andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Kids canand#8217;t get their parents back together, but they can help themselves get stronger and go on to succeed in life. This book shows them how.

Synopsis:

The author of the classic "Mom's House, Dad's House," once again breaks new ground with this inspiring, upbeat, and wise family guide for all children and young adults whether they live in one home or two.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.,andlt;/bandgt; whose breakthrough work resulted in andlt;Iandgt;Mom's House, Dad's House,andlt;/iandgt; is an internationally renowned family expert, lecturer, award-winning mediator, and licensed family therapist who divides her time between consulting for family courts and working directly with families. She is the Director of the New Family Center in northern California.

Table of Contents

Contents

Meet Dr. Isa

A Message for Parents

Kids — Read This Page First

Part I Separation and Divorce Territory

Chapter 1 Splitting and Dividing

What's True about Divorce

What's Not True

Your Feelings

Your Parents and Siblings

Whom Can You Talk To?

Are You an Only Child?

Understanding What Your Siblings Are Going Through

Questions and Answers about Separation and Divorce

The Miserable Middle

Chapter 2 Changes and More Changes

Great Ways to Stay Connected

One Home, Two Homes

Friends and School

Parents

The Family Team

Grandparents and Other Relatives

Your Parents' Legal Business

Chapter 3 New Ways

New Ways for Parents

You Can Become an Ace Solution Finder

Parents Going Out and Dating

A New Kind of Normal

Part II Stepfamily Territory

Chapter 4 Coming Together

Quiz: What Do You Know about Stepfamilies?

Your Family Feeling

When Parents Get Married Again

Moving in Together

Chapter 5 Learning to Live Together

Stepfamily Tasks

Ways to Get to Know Each Other Better

Negotiating New Rules

Trouble Among the Parents

Familiar Gripes of Kids in Stepfamilies

Solving a Family Problem

Chapter 6 Moving Forward

A New Baby

Feeling More Like a Family

Chapter 7 Stepparents and Stepsiblings

Stepparents

Stepsiblings

Part III Believe in Yourself

Chapter 8 Take Care of Your Body

How Do I Take Care of My Body?

Chapter 9 Protect Yourself

Some Really Big Problems

Secrets

Promises

How to Get Safe

Remember, You Are Not Your Parent

Chapter 10 Have Dreams and Goals

Power Daydreaming

Learn How to Bounce Back

Get Moving with Your Own Dreams

Chapter 11 What's True about Life

You Are an Original

Thinking Traps Are Gross

You Can Train Your Brain

You Can Make Smart Choices

You Can Repair Bad Choices

You Can Take Care with Your Feelings

You Can Have Someone to Look Up To

Chapter 12 Believe in Yourself

You Can Have Heart

Know You Can Do It!

Part IV Extras

Books

Web Resources

Sample Problem Solvers and Worksheets

More Problem Solvers and Worksheets

Worksheet: Checklist for Taking Stuff to Dad's or Mom's House

Worksheet: Six-Step Solution: David's Too-Long

Commute

Worksheet: Six-Step Solution

Worksheet: Gina's Music Camp: Solving the Puzzle

Worksheet: The Prize Puzzle Pieces

Thank You

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743277129
Author:
Ricci, Isolina
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Stepparents
Subject:
Children of divorced parents
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Divorce & Separation
Subject:
Children of divorced parents -- United States.
Subject:
Stepparents -- United States.
Subject:
Self Help-Divorce and Separation
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
divorce; divorce help; joint custody; children of divorce; divorce and children; divorce resource; custody resource; divorce family guide; divorce guide for kids; divorce kids guide; separation help; separation and kids; separation family resource
Subject:
divorce; divorce help; joint custody; children of divorce; divorce and children; divorce resource; custody resource; divorce family guide; divorce guide for kids; divorce kids guide; separation help; separation and kids; separation family resource
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 color; 2 -C line art
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 13.265 oz

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