Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review of the book Collateral Damage by John Chirban

It took me a while to read this book. I did not like how slow the pace was and had trouble getting into it. This book is about how divorce affects both children and parents. It shares stories of how children handled divorce with quotes about how they felt during that time.  I liked the quote on page 7 which says " Research reveals disturbing information about the plight for children of divorce: when the family structure breaks, the children turn elsewhere, often to peers and the media, and may embrace deviancy and recklessness. They may act out for needed attention and become primary targets for street gangs, drug dealers, and sexual abuse. Children of divorce are more likely to be involved in crime and die at younger ages than children from intact homes, and they are also more prone to suicide. When they get older, children of divorce are more likely to go through a divorce themselves and to bear children out of wedlock. Adults with divorced parents are 38 percent more likely to have a divorce themselves  than adults raised in intact families."

What parents should say to their children about divorce is I see you. You are important and invaluable, and you know it. I love you and act in ways that show it. I recognize you and take time to give you the attention you deserve, and we celebrate it. I guide you to discover your true self that shapes your identity, dignity and direction and embrace it.

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