Since the divorce, Liam hates feeling like his life is out of his control. He is angry about giving his dog away and moving house. In fact, he is angry all the time. He often feels down and can’t seem to bounce back to his usual upbeat self. He secretly wonders whether the whole divorce wasn’t actually his fault. When his father remarries, he finds the reality of a blended family very hard.
Emily feels insecure and lonely. She is fearful of many things, including the possibility that her mother may leave too, just like her father did. When her mother brings home a new boyfriend, the changes threaten to overwhelm her.
Between the meaningful conversations with trusted adults and the spiritual wisdom offered by the Bible, Liam and Emily begin to adapt to the changes divorce brings. Amidst tears and laughter, they find hope, resilience and acceptance to the new direction their lives are taking.
‘The Mending Chronicles of Liam and Emily’ is designed for kids to reflect on their own divorce story. The fun, downloadable activity pages provide a safe space to process, problem-solve and reflect on their own reality. There’s a big emphasis on emotional intelligence with lots of emotional vocabulary to help kids find the right words to express themselves effectively. With its gentle spiritual message, it also offers a deeper path to divorce recovery.
Aimed at children aged 6-12, and can be used by families, counsellors, teachers and community workers.
Finalist, 14th Annual National Indie Book Awards
“This is a much-needed book for kids of divorced parents.” Juliette Ras, Child counsellor (M.Th Child Counselling)