We're Having A Tuesday (Paperback)
--Are they sad, mad, or just out of sorts? This book will help
A Realistic Portrayal of Shared Parenting From the Child's Point of View-- Going back and forth isn't easy, but the main character in We're Having a Tuesday begins to cope with her feelings as she learns to process her own hurt and frustration. It is a great companion book for Two Homes by Claire Masurel.
This thoughtful book can be a tool helping your children to reach that same goal. I highly recommend We're Having a Tuesday for the home library of every child who transitions back and forth between mom's house and dad's house. --About.com Single Parents
We're Having A Tuesday will help parents and children of divorce. It begins a conversation, by opening up pathways to talk with children about the effects of living in a shared custody situation. Kids who are living the all too familiar experience of living in two houses easily relate to the story where the little girl is acting out and having to remind herself of the good things about both houses.
Parents or other bystanders (teachers, counselors, grandparents, caregivers) can relate to this wonderful story about a little girl bouncing between her parents, as she struggles with living between two homes. She misses simple things like her dogs, her bike and even sometimes her clothes. She misses things about Mommy. She misses things about Daddy. Some of her behaviors reflect it. She eventually discovers that her parents' love is with her no matter where she is living. The story refers to her carrying their love in a very special kind of backpack wherever she goes. (Her heart.) It is a great reminder that the love between parent and child doesn't change because of divorce.
This book beautifully illustrates a touching story and includes an interactive element at the end to facilitate conversation about how kids are feeling about their shared custody living arrangements. The timing and importance of this rare book cannot be overstated. It's a great resource for anyone touching the lives of children living the shuffled lifestyle caused by their parents' divorce. It's perfect for kids 2-10 years of age.