When Things Don't Go To Plan - Two Homes – Book Review

Going through a separation or divorce is one of the most difficult times in a child’s life. Fortunately, there’s a book that can help bring comfort to your child and show him or her that everything can be all right.
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The Loving and Comforting Message in the Book
Two Homes by Claire Masurel is wonderfully illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. It is recommended for ages three to seven and is 40 pages long. The book is the  number 4 best seller on Amazon for Children’s books in the Marriage and Divorce category. Two Homes is wonderfully comforting, and offers a message of warmth and love during this time of transition for your child.

Here’s what Booklist had to say, in a starred review:

"Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centred as this one. . . . Simple, yet profoundly satisfying.”

Two Homes focuses on Alex, and how he is loved by both his Mommy and Daddy even though they now have separate places to live. Daddy lives in a house in the suburbs, while Mommy lives in an apartment in the city. There is an abiding feeling of love and warmth in each of these different living arrangements.

“At Mommy’s house Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy’s house Alex has a rocking chair." Alex has two of everything, two rooms, two sets of friends and two deeply loving parents. The book brings a feeling of belonging and warmth through the familiar surroundings and deep love available for Alex at each home

The illustrations in Two Homes are beautiful, with soft pastel-like watercolours that add to the sense of gentleness in the book. This book is very helpful for children because it makes them feel like other people live like they do

An Easier Path through Difficult Times
The adversarial nature of typical divorce proceedings can be difficult on all family members, especially children. Family mediation can often be less painful and less traumatic than the typical legal process. It allows couples to come to a fair and just settlement in a shorter amount of time and with far less stress than court-based divorce proceedings.

If you would like to explore family mediation the website Solicitors Guru has a complete directory of all Family Mediation Solicitors in the UK. Each solicitor listing also shows the solicitor’s website so you can read more about the family mediation process and why it works so well.

Children and Separation or Divorce
When children go through divorce they have lots of intense emotions and feelings of loss. They struggle with these emotions that they haven’t even identified and the book Two Homes helps them feel like they are not alone in this.

It is so important during this time of great change for children to feel a sense of belonging, and when they go through divorce they usually feel separate. The family mediation process offers an alternative that can make a very difficult time less stressful for everyone. If you would like to talk to a family mediation expert, you can find a solicitor in your area on Solicitors Guru.

Solicitors Guru is a website that lets you search for the exact type of solicitor you need by city, area or more specific location. For each listing, there is a direct link to the solicitor’s web site and other useful information, such as user reviews.

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