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Single Mother's Books For Children

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Click here to go to stockist Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
Author: Jayneen Sanders
Published: 2011
Country of origin: Australia
Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept is a beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping our children safe from sexual interference
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Click here to go to stockist Be Brave
Author: Karen Rochester
Published: 2011
Country of origin: Australia
Has your child been harmed by someone? Perhaps you suspect that they are being bullied, or abused by someone? Be Brave is a valuable tool to help an emotionally or physically damaged child come to terms with what has happened, or is still happening to them - and teaches them how to make it stop....
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Click here to go to stockist My Super Single Mum
Author: Bronwen Fallens
Published: 2010
Country of origin: Australia
In the past it has been frustratingly difficult to find kids books that are based around a single-parent family - and still less that are Australian. This excellent little story book ticks both boxes - and more!...
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Click here to go to Family Planning Queensland Everyone's Got a Bottom
Author: Tess Rowley
Published: 2007
Country of origin: Australia
Often, parents simply don't know where to start when trying to introduce the subject of self-protection from sexual abuse to their children. We all want our kids to be safe - but how should we teach them about this scary subject? Parents can find themselves mistakenly avoiding the issue, simply because they don't know how to handle it - and this is where Everyone's Got a Bottom, by Queensland author Tess Rowley, comes in
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Click here to go to Sydney Mediation Publications Two Birthday Cakes
Author: Danielle Jaku-Greenfield
Published: August 2010
Country of origin: Australia
This simple yet effective children's self-help book is the brainchild of Australian Danielle Jaku-Greenfield, a Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Founder of the Sydney Mediation Partnership. In the course of her work, Danielle recognised that there was a real need for a book written from a child's perspective to help introduce and reassure newly-separated children who are faced with shared parenting
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Click here to buy online... Mum and Dad Glue
Author: Kes Gray
Published: October 2009
Country of origin: UK
A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. This story is brilliantly told with a powerful message that even though his parents may be broken, their love for him is not.
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Click here to find cheapest online copy... Is It My Fault?
Author: Karla Lee
Published: March 2003
Country of origin: Australia
This is a compilation of four separate illustrated stories. Each full-colour illustrated story is written for children from four to twelve years of age and deals with various problems that children may face when their parents go through a divorce.

'Daddy, Please Don't Go!' is written for a child whose father has left the family to live at another location.
'Mummy, Please Don't Go!' is written for a child whose mother has left the family to live at another location.
'He's My Friend, Not My Daddy' is written for a child whose mother has remarried, or may do so.
'She's My Friend, Not My Mummy' is written for a child whose father has remarried, or may do so.
Counselling Dolls (Additional Purchase) Karla Lee has designed four role-playing puppet dolls from the characters in the children's book "Is It My Fault?". These dolls are designed to help children express their feelings, and to also bring them comfort.
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Alternatively, you can purchase Kara Lees books and counselling dolls as a set or separately direct from her website

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Click here to buy online... The Family Book
Author: Todd Parr
Published: October 2003
Country of origin: USA
There are so many different types of families, and THE FAMILY BOOK celebrates them all in a funny, silly, and reassuring way. Parr includes adopted families, step-families, one-parent families, and families with two parents of the same sex, as well as the traditional nuclear family. His quirky humor and bright, childlike illustrations will make children feel good about their families. Parents and teachers can use this book to encourage children to talk about their families and the different kinds of families that exist
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Click here to buy online... Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families
Author: Laurene Krasny Brown
Published: December 1986
Country of origin: USA
A colourful, informative book to help children,understand divorce. Described by the School,Library Journal as |a real 'security blanket, this,comforting book explains: what divorce words mean;,why parents divorce; how to live with,one parent and visit the other; how to,have two homes, how to tell you friends; how to,accept new stepsisters and stepbrothers; and many,more issues and topics that arise in divorce,situations
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Click here to buy online Two Homes
Author: Claire Masurel
Published: July 2003
Country of origin: USA
Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one. . . . Simple, yet profoundly satisfying. - BOOKLIST (starred review) At Mommy's house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy's house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same - Alex is loved. The gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex's place in both of them. TWO HOMES will help children - and parents - embrace even the most difficult of changes with an open and optimistic heart
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See also...
Single Mother Law Books | Single Mothers Books

What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the


are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.


plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a


or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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