Internationally renowned therapist, family expert and mediator Isolina Ricci, Ph.D. presents this definitive and newly updated guide to divorce and making shared custody work for parents and children. The ground-breaking classic, Mom’s House, Dad’s House, has become the standard for two generations of divorcing parents, and includes examples, self-tests, checklists, tools, and guidelines to help separated moms and dads with the legal, emotional, and financial issues they will encounter as they work to create happy and stable homes. This comprehensive guide looks anew at the needs of all family members with creative options and common-sense advice, including: * The map to a “decent divorce” and two happy homes * Helping children of divorce with age-specific advice * Negotiating Parental Agreements and custody arrangements * Breaking away from “negative intimacy” with a difficult ex-husband or ex-wife * Sidestepping destructive myths about divorce (and marriage) * Handling long-distance parenting and parenting alone With Mom’s House, Dad’s House, parents will learn how to help their children heal and find a sense of continuity, security, and stability throughout the divorce process and in any custody situation.
This is the ultimate show-biz how-to guide for aspiring kids and their parents, written by Hollywood’s number-one kid-talent expert and executive producer for Disney, ABC, and the WB, Irene Dreayer (“the Dray”). As a thirty-year veteran of discovering kid stars and producing hit TV shows such as the Disney Channel’s The Suite Life on Deck and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, as well as several TV movies, Dreayer has seen hundreds of kids try to make it in show business. Most parents and kids don’t understand the steps or how to navigate the ins and outs of the industry. Most make critical mistakes. As Hollywood’s only trusted career coach for kid talent, Irene Dreayer developed the Dray Way (www.thedrayway.com) as her proven method for guiding show-biz kids and their parents on how to audition correctly, how to handle the business side, and how to deal with issues such as image and rejection. The Dray Way is her method for working with kids and training parents on how to pursue this business we call show in a strategic manner, the right way. This book is designed as a workbook for parents and kids to do together. Every chapter explains, informs, and delivers the honest truth about specific aspects of the entertainment business and outlines the crucial information kids and parents need to learn as a family. Some chapters are designed exclusively for parents, but most are a family affair. The exercises in each chapter are to be completed by parents and kids in order to learn the skills required to be a better actor, singer, or dancer. Mom! I Want to Be a Star is entertaining, fun to read, and a wonderful opportunity for families to explore together their child’s dream and desire to become a star.
From the author of the classic Mom’s House, Dad’s House, the essential guide for kids on how to stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again. Isolina Ricci’s Mom’s House, Dad’s House 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. Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids is packed with practical tips, frank answers, easy-to-use lists, “train your brain” ideas, reproducible worksheets, and things to try when words just won’t come out right. Kids will learn how to: · Deal with parents living apart, schedules, and dueling house rules · Settle comfortably in one home or two · Stay out of the “miserable middle” when parents fight · Manage stress, guilt, change, fear, and other feelings · Stay connected with parents, relatives, and the “right” friends · Appreciate the gifts (and deal with the gripes) of their new version of family · Feel better FAST! Kids can’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.
A Drawing Book for Children of Separated Or Divorced Parents
Author: Judith Rubin
Publisher: Magination Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Some things are easier to say with pictures. When parents decide to separate or divorce, children need ways to sort through all the feelings, thoughts, and worries they are facing. This drawing book encourages kids to explore their inner world through both pictures and words, helping them to understand themselves and feel better during a difficult time of change. A "Note for Parents" discusses the impact of separation and divorce on the family, and describes the value of art therapy in coping with stressful emotions and experiences.
Darcy is a normal teenage girl who seems to be facing anything but normal. This young girl feels she has lost it all. Her friends, her home and her life. All because of a sudden death of a loved one on a regular Wednesday afternoon. Darcy realizes that the world is too unpredictable, too devastating and too overwhelming to endure alone. It seems like the whole world is falling apart around her. The dark shadowy past of family strife, collides full force with her ever perplexing present. And still the loneliness of her teenage life takes over as she slowly begins to find many weird discoveries which continue to thrust countless questions into her mind. Was her mother's death really an accident? Who are those men?
Perfect Trisha and troublemaker Donni couldn’t be more different—but neither of them knows what to do when their parents get a divorce After Donni and Trisha’s parents split up, Donni goes to live with their dad and Trisha goes with their mom. Donni is nothing like her older sister, Trisha the Perfect, who gets good grades and never does anything wrong. All Donni is interested in is art. Since the divorce, she’s been in trouble practically every day. But after she smears paint on another girl’s shirt and an adult asks her about the divorce, all hell breaks loose. Since Donni is always in trouble, no one seems to notice that Trisha is also having a hard time with things at home. With no one to confide in, Trisha pours her heart out about everything—her parents, her sister, her hopes for the future—in her journal. What she wants more than anything is for Donni to talk to her about how she’s feeling. But after Donni does something terrible, maybe unforgivable, the two sisters might never be friends again.
The scene is set in the Caribbean, where a young woman of humble upbringing has caught the eye of an American Young Man, who ignited her imagination with stories of American Dreams. This wasnt the first time she had heard wonderful stories about America; she had seen the American TV Shows and heard those wonderful stories throughout her entire young life. Like most everyone on the small island of Barbados, at that time, she had learned to admire America; so when this young man offered her a life of Milk and Honey, full of excitement and wonder, in a new world, where all of her dreams could come true; it was easy to say yes. The book goes on to tell a story of how a young, nave girl, was suddenly forced into Woman-hood and how she was forced to face the truth about humanity and forced to confront the realities of her life in the United States vs. the romantic dreams of her childhood. The lessons she learned, shed light on her youth, as well as the contradictions and ironies of life on a tiny and humble island in the Caribbean vs. her life in a big, powerful and proud Super Power of a nation. Was moving to America the correct decision? Will she prosper and realize the American Dream? Is the life she has found in the United States better than the life she abandoned in Barbados? Does the romance pan out? Does this dashing, young Prince Charming on the shiny white horse turn out to be her Night in Shining Armor? And now that so many years have passed, what lessons has she learned? What wisdom does she have to share? Get ready for a trip to the Amusement Park Prepare for the greatest little side show youve ever witnessed. Get ready for a walk through the Fun House, where you will gaze into a mirror and take a look at yourself, but the reflection you see will be distorted, compared to the one you are accustomed to. You are about to take the emotional rollercoaster ride of a life time! Dont be afraid; because throughout all of the emotional ups and downs, you will feel the strength, the faith and the determination. You will know that failure is not an option! You will witness the lessons learned and eventually, the solutions will become clear and you will see hope on the horizon and inspiration will rise, like the sun rises to bring warmth to a cold world!
Good role models are hardly perfect individuals with perfect thoughts and behavior; they are human beings who dare to let their lives speak for them. Their lives are worthy of emulation. They "demonstrate" a sermon rather than give one, which is more effective and less agonizing. Although we don't always realize it, we can inspire and influence those around us in simple, meaningful ways on a daily basis. We also want to be open to those in our midst who offer us their wisdom, learning, and positive response to life. In Models in Our Midst, Joyce Shultz shares her personal stories as an educator, psychotherapist, parent, and grandparent. She describes the impact others have had on her-how they have molded the way she thinks and reacts to her environment. The process is ongoing. She continues to be influenced by her younger grandchildren, who live in the moment, and her older friends, who adjust to and cope with the issues of aging while remaining vital and involved, continuing to grow in spirit.