• Talking to Children about Divorce

  • A Parent's Guide to Healthy Communication at Each Stage of Divorce: Expert Advice for Kids' Emotional Recovery
  • By: Jean McBride MS LMFt
  • Narrated by: Kristin Price
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Marriage and family therapist Jean McBride has helped more than 20,000 families navigate divorce. Now she shares her expertise with an in-depth guide to discussing divorce with your kids so you can support your child’s adjustment throughout the entire divorce process. 

In Talking to Children About Divorce, Jean McBride provides you with the tools and encouragement to effectively communicate with your child about divorce. McBride brings her more than 25 years of specializing in divorce to guide you through crucial but difficult conversations and cultivate an environment of love and support throughout the divorce process. You’ll learn how to have honest conversations about different situations and emotions that may arise during divorce - from breaking the news to understanding resistance.  

Whether you’re beginning the divorce process, or have been working through it for a while, Talking to Children About Divorce offers practical advice that will contribute positively to your child’s emotional wellbeing.  

Learn to initiate open communication, with:  

  • Concrete actions to help your children weather the emotions of divorce. 
  • Useful scripts to guide you through a variety of situations throughout the divorce process.
  • Simple steps to improve communication, both with your former spouse and with your children.
  • Ten tips to maintain co-parenting success and promote healthy, happy, well-adjusted children.  
©2016 Jean McBride (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Only lists What to do BUT NOT HOW to do it

Let me sum up this entire book: “use common sense.”

The examples are horrible; the whole book is just a list of hundreds of common sense instructions. It tells you, “don’t speak disrespectfully about the other parent.” Ok I guess it’s not wrong. But it is far from helpful. One particularly bad example is what not to do: A 7 year old girl steals money from her father’s wallet, and the father asks why, and she says that her mother doesn’t have enough money for food. The father responds, “she’s a liar. Don’t listen to her.” The “advice” from the author is to not put the child in the middle of a parental conflict. Umm yes, technically true, but sooooo far from helpful. At the end of the book they have scripts on how to tell your kids you’re getting divorced. The author says repeatedly to “be specific but do not provide details.” That’s oxymoronic.

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Phenomenal. Just phenomenal.

Answered SO many of the questions that I had. Set us up very well for the very difficult conversation with the children to let them know of the news. Also helped with scripts for many of the potential questions and situations I feared.

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Audio is terrible. Content is fabulous

I would read the book rather than listening to the audio. Sounds like a computer reading.

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  • 04-27-21

Great help

This book has helped me immensely in communicating with my child and easing her stress in dealing with my current separation. Thankyou 🙌🏻

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