When a Parent Remarries

Brodkin, Adele M.
June 2005
Scholastic Parent & Child;Jun-Aug2005, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p31
The article reports that in the middle of a newly blended family, a child can feel adrift and alone. One of the parents explains the story of his divorce and its effect on the child. Although they are divorced, the child's parents are involved in his life and committed to him. According to a doctor's assessment, the child's parents have done everything possible to spare their son the grief of divorce experienced by some young children. Since there had been an absence of bickering and they'd built a genuinely amicable arrangement, this child adapted at home and did well in school. Maintaining close contact with both parents eased his fear of abandonment until his dad married another little boy's mother. INSETS: When to Wonder;Special Preschool TV.


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