Divorce and children Book My Name Is Alice A Child's View of Adult's Issues
"Marriage and Family Therapist Lana Pollinger worked with children and families for over twenty-five years. In My Name Is Alice, a fictional story about a little girl whose family goes through hard times, Lana Pollinger shares her knowledge and expert opinion on how can we support our kids during difficult times and throughout the divorce process.
Told from a child's point of view, the story shows how both children and adults can deal with relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and other psychological issues encountered in everyday family life. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Book.MyNameIsAlice/shop/?ref=page_internal
How to gain mutual understanding and improve communication with your children.
How to talk to your children about a marriage breakup and stresses of separation and divorce.
How to help your kids to express their thoughts and feelings in a healthy way.
How to provide your children with effective anger management techniques.
How to teach your kids to listen and criticize without fighting.
What you can do if your child feels anxious and why avoiding things that they are afraid of doesn’t help.
How to teach your kids to deal with bullies.
How to talk to children about healthy self-esteem and body image issues.
How to help your kids if they have nightmares.
How to deal with the danger of enabling and why helping could be good and bad.
How to teach kids to say “no” and assert their opinion.
How to explain to children why bragging is not good for you.
Like adults, children suffer from multiple changes in their life related to the family breakup. Kids’ reactions are diverse and depend on individual differences, age and the relationship between adults before, during and after the divorce process. Parents’ separation might trigger in children longstanding symptoms such as anxiety and depression, agitation, tantrums and anger outbursts. The good news is that we can help our kids to overcome difficulties and thrive by seeking professional advice and teaching them manage anger, cope with anxiety and sadness and encourage them to express their feelings in a healthy way.
This book introduces a child’s view on the important and complex topic: how our children perceive what is going on in the adult world and how our problems might affect their future lives. All the situations described are taken from real life stories encountered by the author in her practice. All the characters in the book are fictional.