The Falling Down Time: One Child's Story about Divorce (Paperback)
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The Falling Down Time is unique in children's literature about divorce in that it does not try to gloss over the real emotions a child may feel during a time when her family, as she has known it, is ending. it is also a story about caring parents who are loving and supportive throughout. The story can be seen as a model for parents facing one of life's most stressful times. Research in the area of children's adjustment to divorce suggests that children do much better when their parents remain amicable and are able to show warmth and generosity toward one another over time.
The Falling Down Time will help parents speak openly about their own feelings and thereby encourage their child to be able to honest about their experience of the divorce. Reading the story together may offer an opportunity for parents and children to move in a positive direction following a time of great hardship .
About the Author
Anne Braff Brodzinsky is a clinical psychologist who has spent her career working with parents and children. In addition to her private practice she consults with early education teachers and administrators. Dr. Brodzinsky's previous children's books, The Mulberry Bird, Story of an Adoption and Can I Tell You About Adoption reflect her commitment to answer children's questions about a complete story of adoption...one which includes the birth family and the reasons their adoption came to be. She lives in California with her husband.Marilyn Jacobson is an artist and illustrator. Her work has appeared in multiple publications during her long career. She lives in Minnesota with her husband.