The Divorce Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Move Beyond the Break Up
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It's tough being a teen, even in the best of circumstances. But when parents divorce, teens are faced with an additional set of practical and emotional issues. This book gives them everything they need to get through their parents' divorce and keep it from taking a long-term emotional toll.
In this book, teens will learn how to:
- cope with the grief, fear, and anger that accompany divorce
- adjust to having two homes and changes in financial status
- assert their right to be teens, to separate from their parents' problems, and to love both parents
- not get caught in the middle of battling parents
- understand that the divorce is not their fault and overcome feelings of guilt
Research tells us that teenagers in single-parent families and in blended families are 3 times more likely to need psychological help and that boys are more likely to become aggressive and girls are more likely to experience depression as a result of divorce. While this sounds like a grim picture, it's important to remember that there is help and that divorce need not leave a painful legacy. The Divorce Workbook for Teens helps teenagers come through their parent's divorce emotionally and psychologically intact.
uncle had died from lung cancer. But when he sat down at the computer, his mind kept wandering to the divorce, and he found himself writing about that instead. He wrote what he thought and felt about his parents’ decision to end their marriage. When he read the paper out loud in class, he realized that it felt good to express his opinion and also to have someone listen to his side of things. for you to do Pretend you have to give a speech telling both the negative and positive aspects of
off what is stressing you, reduce the stress hormones in your body, and help your brain send out endorphins that make you feel good again. for you to do The list below describes a number of physical activities that create exercise for the body. Put a star next to any of the activities that you currently enjoy. Circle any of the activities that you would like to try. Draw a line through any of the activities that you do not enjoy or would not want to try. baseball basketball skiing
Once you identify the abilities that you possess to handle difficult situations, you can build your confidence and also use these abilities to your advantage. Very often, you will discover that you have a greater capacity than you realized for handling life’s challenges. Every time you identify and use your healthy coping skills, you strengthen them and build confidence in your ability to get through difficult situations. You will realize that you are not defenseless against the challenges you
their mother. Their parents often talked negatively about each other, blaming each other for the problems that were still going on despite their separation. While each of the students’ situations was a little different from the others, they all shared similar feelings of frustration, helplessness, sadness, and anger. Each week they shared their stories with each other, and with Mrs. Carlson’s guidance, they helped each other learn ways to cope with their situations. The students in the group
__________________ __________________ If you would like to try attending a support group meeting, ask a counselor, teacher, coach, parent, or other adult whom you trust to help you find a group that meets in your school or your town. 32 Getting Help from Adults You Trust * * * for you to know An adult doesn’t have to be a professional counselor to help support you through your parents’ divorce. Any adult whom you know well enough and trust may be willing to listen to your