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Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two

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From the author of the classic Mom’s House, Dad’s House, the essential guide for kids on how to stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again.

Isolina Ricci’s Mom’s House, Dad’s House has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years. With her new book, Dr. Isa adap
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Touchstone (first published 2006)
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Emi Bevacqua
Super comprehensive guide for tweens undergoing parents' separation, divorce, and/or remarriage. Dr. Ricci does a great job of breaking down what kids need to know in order to thrive under new conditions, to feel proud of their family regardless of labels or situation, to understand that they are loved and important and not to be used or blamed. This book has an accompanying title for parents.

I almost think this could use an update, in the bits about technology especially. But also there are ne
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Jude Morrissey
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I recommended this for the kids of a few friends who were going through divorces. While I hadn't read it myself, it had been discussed by a few librarian friends, and I felt comfortable recommending it on their word. But I felt like I ought to read it and see for myself, too.

It's a great book for tweens who are going through their parents' separations, divorces, and/or remarriages. It speaks to them on their level without being patronizing, which is especially important at a time when they're al
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Jodi
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
really good book for anyone with kids going thru separation, divorce, dating and remarriage. It gave a voice to kids concerns and showed them how to handle different situations. It gave validity to a difficult time in their life when things are uncertain and maybe uncomfortable.
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I previewed this before attempting to have my husband give it to my stepdaughter and thought it was really good. Now if only she would read it instead of screaming "I don't want this fucking book!" and throwing it at him, maybe we would start working towards being a stepfamily and not at war. ...more
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This book is so necessary for today's family dynamics. We have so many families that are divorce and remarried and so forth. Children need to know how common this is and how they can make it more comfortable for themselves. There is no need to be embarrassed about having two homes and there should only be more love and support than there was before. This book gives children a friendly reminder of these things and tells them that its ok to not feel comfortable but also promotes the growth of the ...more
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