Divorce: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Divorce: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay


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It has been estimated that at least half of the children in America come from families that have been affected by divorce. Of those children, more than half will see a parent’s second marriage dissolve as well. The impact of divorce on teens can be devastating, adversely affecting their attitudes, behaviors, and schoolwork, as well as their relationships with both friends and family.

Divorce: The Ultimate Teen Guide focuses on the difficulties young people face in the wake of an epidemic that affects so many families. This book offers encouragement, insights, and resources to help teens cope with the challenges that come from living with divorce. Chapters address such issues as:

·Managing parental conflicts
·Financial concerns
·Communication problems
·Placing blame and taking sides
·Living in a stepfamily

Featuring stories about and quotes from young people and adults who have experienced parental separation and divorce, this book will be helpful for readers who are trying to deal with similar situations. With an emphasis on strategies and resources, Divorce: The Ultimate Teen Guide will help young people cope with this often devastating experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810892385
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/16/2014
Series: It Happened to Me Series , #41
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kathlyn Gay has written more than 120 books and articles. She is the author of several titles in the "It Happened to Me" series for Scarecrow, including Cultural Diversity (2003), Volunteering (2004), The Military and Teens (2008), Body Image and Appearance (2009), Living Green (2012), and Bigotry and Intolerance (2013).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Dealing with Parental Separation and Divorce
Chapter 2: Divorcing in the Past
Chapter 3: Breaking Up
Chapter 4: Struggling and Hurting
Chapter 5: Placing Blame and Taking Sides
Chapter 6: Being in the Middle
Chapter 7: Worrying about Money
Chapter 8: Coping with Addiction, Depression, and Jailed Parents
Chapter 9: Surviving Divorce and Coping
Chapter 10: Living in a Stepfamily
Chapter 11: Staying Connected and Communicating after Divorce
Chapter 12: Planning for a Future Marriage—or Not
Source Notes
Selected Bibliography
Helpful Resources
Appendix A

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