Readers learn about divorce, and receive age appropriate explanations of what is happening regarding such issues as single parent homes and joint custody as well as how divorce is a grown up problem, not the child s fault Simultaneous....
|Title||:||Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story For Little Kids About Divorce|
|Publisher||:||Magination Pr 1 edition September 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
|File Size||:||771 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story For Little Kids About Divorce Reviews
Excellent story for helping little kids (which mine were) examine their instinctive question: "Was it my fault my parents got divorced?" It uses a minor home disaster caused by two little boys to illustrate what was probably just a "last straw" in their parents' marriage, and it helps them understand that the kids' own perceptions are only a tiny fraction of what happens between two divorcing parents. My sons were 2 and 5 when I moved out, and it seemed perfect for that age. Probably also good up to age 7-8.
Just the message I was looking to send my sweet 3 yr old girl, and she asks all the time for Daddy to read the Chocolate Pudding book. Seems biased toward men in first half, but does even out in the end with the nurturing role the mother plays.
Great book that helps children to understand it is nothing they did that casued the parents to separate. Also provides definition for some adult words, such as 'divorce' (although I substitute the word 'divorce' in the book for 'separate' as there wasn't a marriage).
Ordered this book along w/3 others for my 5 & 3 yr old boys who are going thru a divorce between their mom & me. It is their favorite 1 out of the 4 - and it is nice that is places a primary emphasis on the role of the 2 boys with their father. However, mom is not negatively portrayed and gets a fairly equal amount of time in the story. It helps explain to the kids that the divorce is not their fault - but something that is only between the adults. It also helps emphasize that both their parents still love them wherever they go. At times, this story is a little more complicated, but I know the message is getting through. I also highly recommend "TWO HOMES", which is a little less complicated and is definitely level-handed for both parents.
I wish I had read more reviews before I purchased this book. It was disturbing that the mother had limited visibility in this story, rather than the shared custody arrangement the book is meant to portray. I think this could be confusing to young children.
As a therapist who works with a lot of families dealing with divorce, I have found this book to be one of the best in explaining divorce-related issues to children in simple but helpful language. It deals quite well with issues related to parents arguing, and also with the self-blame children often feel after a divorce.
Its sad to have to buy a book like this, but it has really helped my 3 year old daughter understand why her parents don't live together anymore. She asks to read it all the time. Even though it is kind of long for a 3yo, she pays attention the whole time.
This is an excellent book for young kids on divorce. My daughter is 5 years old and she enjoyed it very much. It also gets the message across that kids are not to blame for divorce. I would recommend it for kids under 6. I believe it would be too simplistic for older kids.