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Book Review: Books about divorce for kids

No matter what the topic, reading a relevant book can help parents navigate through tough times. They are helpful partly because books give us guidance on important concepts to cover, and a script to follow, but also because the pictures give our kids a concrete visual image to go along with our words. Today's post is a list and brief summary of some of my favorite books on divorce for younger kids.

Book Review: Always and Forever

Always and Forever by Alan Durant is a child's picture book about death, grief, and moving on. It's very much the sort of book that I like to review here. But this review came about completely accidentally, and the surprise ultimately made me like it even more.

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What kids really want for the holidays

I originally posted this last year, but it's such good info, I wanted to post it again this year...**********************************In their book Unplug the Christmas Machine, authors Jo Robinson and Jean Staeheli say that kids want the following 4 things for Christmas: A relaxed and loving time with their family.Realistic expectations about giftsAn evenly paced holiday seasonReliable family traditions**********************************Notice it doesn't [...]

Antipsychotic Meds & Children

The New York Times published an article yesterday about the FDA's recent criticism of the use of antipsychotic drugs in children.  (For example: Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Abilify and Geodon.)  Prescriptions for the drugs (for kids) are increasing, and despite their designation as anti-psychotic meds, they are also being prescribed for non-psychotic problems like ADHD!  The side effects are serious and [...]

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