Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) June 20, 2008
Every year in this country, about three quarters of a million American children see their parents divorce. For the children of those families, this can present a host of psychological problems - from fear of abandonment to issues of guilt. The Parent Survival Kit: Divorce Edition, available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com for $21.95, is a colorful 56-page workbook that helps children between the ages of 4 and 12 process their thoughts surrounding a separation or divorce and helps parents be proactive in providing an outlet for their child's feelings.
Created by child therapist, Natasha Hill, LCSW of Hill Child Counseling, the workbook not only encourages children to honestly explore their feelings, but also provides parents, educators, and counselors much better insight into what a child may need emotionally throughout the divorce process.
Parent Survival Kit: Divorce Edition is jammed packed with colorful exercises that both engage and open up communication between the parent and the child throughout the divorce process. Each exercise comes with directions for the parent, outlining the 1) purpose of the exercise 2) clear directions to give the child and 3) insightful follow-up questions to further open up the discussion. Exercises like "My Zoo Family" and "My Zoo Feelings", which asks the child to pick zoo animals for family members and for their different feelings, allows the child to safely explore and label their feelings in a light, entertaining fashion.
There are simple steps parents can take to minimize the psychological impact divorce may have on their children. The exercises in Parent Survival Kit: Divorce Edition are exercises that have been used effectively in therapy sessions by the author for years. It is hoped, that parents who may not of otherwise pursued therapy for their children, will utilize this book as a tool to offer their children a venue to safely process and work through their feelings.
Natasha Hill, LCSW, author of The Parent Survival Kit: Divorce Edition, is a licensed Social Worker who has a private practice in Chandler, Arizona, where she specializes in child and adolescent therapy. She is also a frequent contributor to various local magazines. To learn more about Natasha, The Parent Survival Kit: Divorce Edition, or about her practice, visit her website at http://www.hillchildcounseling.com or call 480-612-4444.