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Why Do Families Change?

Our First Talk About Separation and Divorce

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell

tagged: marriage & divorce, emotions & feelings, stepfamilies, parents
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publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family. Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter.
Why Do Families Change? is part of the Just Enough series. Other topics in the series include birth, death and diversity.

About the Authors

Jillian Roberts

Dr. Jillian Roberts is a renowned child psychologist, author, associate professor and parent. Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts has had her work published in the New York Times and theToronto Sun and is a regular contributor to HuffPost and Global News. Her bestselling Just Enough series of children’s books was released in 2015 to international acclaim. In early 2017 Dr. Roberts co-founded FamilySparks to offer families a supportive, resource-rich community to help them navigate our increasingly complicated world. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Cindy Revell’s illustrations have been used on billboards and wine bottles, and in magazines and numerous children’s books all over North America. She has worked with clients like Disney, Penguin Putnam, the L.A. Times and Scholastic. Her book Mallory and the Power Boy (Annick Press) was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s book illustration. She lives in Edmonton.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Awards
  • Commended, OLA Top Ten Best Bets
Editorial Reviews

"Using upbeat, colorful illustrations and straightforward text, Roberts reassures kids that they are loved and that divorce or separation is not their fault...Potentially scary concepts, such as moving, are made accessible...A helpful tool for adults seeking to explain divorce to elementary students."

— School Library Journal

"The answers throughout the book are realistic and appropriate...A useful resource for a common issue."

— Kirkus Reviews

"A useful tool for explaining to children that the world is different, but not worse, when their parents separate."

— BarTalk, BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association

"Cindy Revell's colourful illustrations capture the emotions that parents/caregivers and their children may feel...Why Do Families Change? is an excellent book to remind children that it's not their fault if their parents decide to separate or divorce and that they are still part of a family...and that the one thing that remains constant is the love that their family has for them. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"This would be a perfect 'just in time' book to use with a young child to help explain the confusion of separation and divorce...The beautiful and engaging colour illustrations lend a storybook quality to the book that helps with its accessibility for younger kids."

— Resource Links

"Children will feel understood and less alone when they realise they're not the only ones with these questions. And they will appreciate the simple, honest answers and their reassuring tone…Why Do Families Change? takes a complicated topic that's difficult to talk about, and breaks it down into simple, matter of fact answers. Its reassuring tone is helpful to both children and parents."

— Butterfly Books blog

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