A useful picture story book for sharing with children who are living with step families.
Living apart from a parent can be a hard adjustment for kids. And, if that parent remarries and has stepchildren, things can get really confusing. Told from a young boy's point of view, Do You Sing Twinkle? sensitively addresses many feelings and questions that children may have while adjusting to remarriage and a blended family after their parents' divorce.
An extensive Note to Parents by Jane Annunziata, PsyD, is included to help parents learn easy ways to stay connected with their kids and to talk to their children about common but difficult emotions that can come with divorce, remarriage, or blended families.
Sandra Levins lives in Burlington, Iowa with her husband, Jim. Their diverse family includes five sons, their partners, and five adorable grandchildren.
She is the author of award-winning books such as
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