When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Let's Talk About It!) (Paperback)

When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Let's Talk About It!) By Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, Marta Fabrega (Illustrator) Cover Image

When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Let's Talk About It!) (Paperback)


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Encourage your child explore their feelings and understand what it means when parents separate in this picture book for kids

Breakups and divorce can be extremely hard for children. In this illustrated story, a little girl is confused and hurt when her parents constantly argue and then decide to separate, but by speaking openly with Mom and Dad about her feelings, she learns she's always loved. This thoughtful book assures kids they are not responsible for their parents' disagreements or whether they decide to stay together, and encourages families to talk about the concerns and anxieties a child may have. Whatever changes a family may experience, including living in two homes, this book aims to help children cope and show them that their parents will always be there for them. 

Why parents, teachers, and caregivers recommend this social emotional book:

  • Gently helps kids ages 3-7 better understand what a divorce or separation means and reminds them that they are not responsible for this situation
  • Encourages open communication in families about their emotions, anxieties, and fears so that everyone can begin to heal
  • Sparks an important conversation and provides a chance for children to ask and answer questions posed throughout the book
  • Includes bonus educational content in the back with tips and advice for parents!

As preschool and early-grades children read these sensitively written Let's Talk About It! books at home or in the classroom, they will be encouraged to explore their own feelings, deal with problems that trouble them, and understand others who have problems of their own. Each title speaks to a particular concern that children might encounter in the course of growing up.

Product Details ISBN: 9780764131721
ISBN-10: 0764131729
Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore
Publication Date: March 1st, 2005
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Let's Talk About It!