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Broken Hearts...Healing: Young Poets Speak Out on Divorce Tom Worthen

Broken Hearts...Healing: Young Poets Speak Out on Divorce

Tom Worthen

Published June 15th 2001
ISBN : 9781588761514
Paperback
234 pages
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 About the Book 

Broken Hearts Healing: Young Poets Speak Out on Divorce is an anthology of poetry written by children ages 8-17 from across the United States who have experienced divorce. It was originally written for children with the message that you are notMoreBroken Hearts Healing: Young Poets Speak Out on Divorce is an anthology of poetry written by children ages 8-17 from across the United States who have experienced divorce. It was originally written for children with the message that you are not alone. It is healing to know there are lots of kids experiencing the same feelings and concerns. The audience has grown to parents who want to understand the stages that their children go through when a divorce occurs. Parents also use it as a tool to talk to their children about the divorce. Research shows that a major step toward helping a child heal from a divorce is simply talking to that child about his or her feelings, One parent wrote that she thought her daughter was coping with the divorce very well as she wasn t expressing any concerns or problems. After purchasing Broken Hearts Healing the mother found that the daughter was trying to protect her by not burdening her mother with her problems. The daughter would open Broken Hearts Healing and use the poets to express her feelings. This was less threatening to the daughter and allowed this mother and daughter to talk about feelings that had previously gone unexpressed. The book is also being used by counselors and therapists across the country to help parents and children cope with divorce.