For Kids

This book brilliantly honors kids’ feelings and builds a brand new bridge of understanding within families – plus, it’s a delight to read!

Sark, author of Fabulous Friendship Festival

We know how hard divorce can be and we’ve tried to include the most important topics that may be on your mind. The Table of Contents includes sample chapters where you can see “inside the book.” You will find conversations between Zoe and Evan, Evan’s Quick Tips, Dear Zoe letters, Ten Years Later, Your Turn (exercises) and positive sayings you can print and/or put up somewhere special to remind you that Divorce is Not the End of the World.

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Chapter 10 Samples

Zoe’s Introduction

The reason I’m writing this book is because I’ve been through divorce and will always be a “divorced kid.” I know that it’s really hard and it hurts. I hope this book will help any and all kids who are hurting or in need of some comforting and advice. Hopefully, the “Dear Zoe” portion of this book will help answer some of the many questions I’ve been asked by kids who are going through the same thing. For me, my parents’ divorce was hard at first, but I overcame my sadness and my fears about it. I know that my parents are happier apart. And I’m happy with the way things are, too. I hope that, through this book, you will realize that divorce can sometimes be for the better. You may end up with happier parents, and you will definitely learn a lot about yourself! And that’s the whole point of growing up. So if you think about it, there are reasons to be happy about this experience, if you can learn and grow from it.

Evan’s Introduction

It’s obvious that divorce is hard—you have to let it sink in and cry and talk to your parents. It may not feel good, like a shot doesn’t feel good but does your body good. Divorce does your soul good because it’s a hard emotional experience that makes you stronger. It’s like taking a quiz: a test checks out how you are, but a quiz prepares you for the test of life. I don’t think kids have all these problems parents think they do. Grown-ups are worried that they’re going to ruin their children’s lives, but divorce is just a life experience and you learn from it. I’m a different person because of it, and you will be too. If nothing else, you’ll have learned that there are at least two other kids who’ve been through this, so you know you’re not alone.

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