Daddy Still Loves Me: Alcohol Abuse and Divorce (Paperback)
Children experiencing divorce are traumatized and confused. Divorce for any reason affects the entire family and many books on the market address divorce for children, but few exist that address divorce due to alcohol abuse. These children frequently experience supervised visitation or are not permitted to visit the affected parent in their new home or apartment. Visitation may often occur in the home of the custodial parent. Children of divorce feel they are to blame for the parent's divorce, fear they are no longer loved and don't understand why the affected parent has moved out of the home. Young children frequently don't voice these fears or concern, so they go unaddressed. Parents are equally traumatized by divorce and often do not see the emotional turmoil the young child may be experiencing. Reading this book with the child opens the door for expression of the feelings the child is experiencing and helps the child realize they are not the cause of the divorce and change in family dynamics. This book shows the parent abusing alcohol may not be a safe caregiver for the child, but still loves the child.