"Little Fergen's Fish Feelings" by Charles M. Iker Swims Into Bookstores in October to Help Kids Cope With Their Parents' Divorce

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The story is simple: Fergen is a happy little fish. He swims and plays with his sisters in the sea. But, when Fergen gets the unexpected news that his parents are going through a divorce and that he and his sisters will have to move into a new home, his carefree life as a free floating fish is turned belly-up. In the end, the story offers a positive approach to help a child learn to cope with the volatility and emotional reality of divorce.

Fergen's Fish Feelings

"Charles Iker is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Dr. Phil. This absolutely gorgeous book does what the best children's stories do: educate, entertain and comfort." —Mike Reiss, Emmy-winning writer "The Simpsons"

Almost half of all marriages end in divorce, and the children suffer emotionally. If their feelings are left unaddressed, children of divorce can grow up to be unhappy adults, unable to achieve successful relationships or healthy lives.

Charles M. Iker, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, is a psychiatric social worker with thirty-five years of experience working with children who have suffered from the effects of divorce. As a father and a therapist who went through divorce and who watched the emotional impact it had on his child, and later on his stepson, he conceived and wrote Little Fergen's Fish Feelings.

The story is simple: Fergen is a happy little fish. He swims and plays with his sisters in the sea. But, when Fergen gets the unexpected news that his parents are going through a divorce and that he and his sisters will have to move into a new home, his carefree life as a free floating fish is turned belly-up. In the end, the story offers a positive approach to help a child learn to cope with the volatility and emotional reality of divorce.

"When left unprocessed, these feelings can have an extremely negative effect on people and become the foundation for anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral problems, and other physiological difficulties," Iker states. He recommends that therapists and parents use Fergen as a psychological aid, to read to their patients or to their children. For parents in the process of divorcing, he suggests that each parent read Fergen to their children separately, to provide continuity and reinforcement.

Little Fergen's Fish Feelings by Charles M. Iker, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
A Tool to Educate, Entertain and Comfort Kids Experiencing the Pain of Divorce

"Charles Iker is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Dr. Phil. This absolutely gorgeous book does what the best children's stories do: educate, entertain and comfort."
—Mike Reiss, Emmy-winning writer "The Simpsons"

"Fergen’s story is crafted with the care and wisdom of Charles Iker, an expert therapist who has experience with the effect of divorce on youngsters."
—Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., erickson-foundation.org

Little Fergen's Fish Feelings - Children's Books
by Charles M. Iker, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Rufus Press• On Sale: September 27, 2019
Price: $14.99 • Pages: 40
ISBN: 978-1-73310-741-9
Visit http://www.fergensfeelings.com/
Available to pre-order on Amazon
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