Every parent who is getting a divorce should have a copy of this book. This book of children's drawings on divorce powerfully illustrates their feelings. The drawings (over 30) reveal either a psychological state or emotion along with a developmental stage. The children's drawings are what separates this book from most other books on divorce. The drawings move the book beyond a range of written advice to a state of emotional impact. The children's drawings illustrate both their suffering and their triumphs. Parents and grandparents can quickly see both what not to do and, more importantly, how to help their children through this event.
Moving and Powerful
As a child of divorce myself, I was moved to tears by the stories of many of the children in this powerful book. It’s also filled with lots of common sense advice and support that I found very helpful. Dr. Woliver handles this difficult subject with grace and sensitivity, and I found so much of the book that I could relate to. I recommend this book highly.
Inspirational and heartwarming
Mango season is an inspirational book for many. It really hits home for families everywhere. It's not just a self-help book for parents, but for kids as well. My parents were never married, but it's as if they were divorced. This book helped me cope with all of the new things that I was learning about them. It helped me make sense of all the things that were on my mind. I found that I could relate to the many children across America. It brings to light all of the stress and dissapointment that kids go through when thier parents divorce. I would reccomend this book to preteens 12 and up.