Max Meets Emma – Learning about Blended Families from a Basset Hound’s Perspective
By Jennifer Leister, LPC
Having taught elementary school for 20 years, I have seen so many children struggle with their parents’ divorce and remarriage. I know even small changes can “rock a child’s world”.
Max Meets Emma helps explain, through a Basset Hound’s eyes, how two families can blend into one new family. It is a wonderful story about new relationships, diversity and harmony. The illustrations are sure to capture any young reader’s attention.
An excellent source for parents, it will be beneficial for counselors and teachers as well. The book will encourage discussions and help children express their feelings about what is happening to them. Explaining that a stepdad can never replace a dad, but rather a new stepdad is a BONUS, helps children to understand that although things will be different, these changes can be positive and will add people to their lives who will love and support them.
Elementary School Teacher (Retired) and wife of DCCP Member and Financial Professional, Steve Walker.
camille milner says
How wonderful to have a review on this important book by a professional educator who has been in the “trenches” with the families how are experiencing divorce. This is such a great book for young children and their families going through divorce. We are frequently asked by parents for tools that will help their children cope with the divorce process. This book provides us just that tool for those families, and it is authored by a local child specialist, Jennifer Leister, LPC., who serves as the child specialist in collaborative cases in Denton, Dallas and Collin Counties and also counsels all ages.