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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Review: Professor Child's Children and Divorce Film

Who do you think would know best what a child feels like when going through a divorce?  Yep, children!  I know that when I went through my divorce, we were required by law to take a Children in the Middle Class, but I guarantee that many people who take that class still don't realize the impact their actions have on their children... fighting in front of them, using them as pawns...  it's very sad.

With this film, instead of adults telling you how you should behave, this chronicles the story of  eight children whose parents got divorced.  They tell you how they felt before, during and after.  They offer advice to other kids AND parents.  I think so many parents these days are selfish and can't put themselves in their kids' shoes to know how their actions are affecting them.  It IS okay to divorce, but there is a right and wrong way to do it and when you have kids, you have to realize the right way.

"In the documentary-style film, Children and Divorce, eight children come together to share their personal divorce stories. Their stories are unique, yet universal. They describe what divorce means to them, how it has changed their lives, what has helped, what they love most about their families, and much more. Through their journey we hear that divorce is a part of their lives, but does not define them. They get to choose who they are in the end. These children are honest, brave and courageous in their storytelling and will leave you with a feeling of hope."

I thought that the DVD was very insightful!  It is broken up into chapters that offer feelings and advice on different aspects of divorce.  When used as a teaching tool, the way the chapters are divided up makes it easy to pause and discuss after each chapter.  I definitely think this would be great for some kind of group therapy with kids!

Even though the idea behind this is kids teaching kids, I think that adults should watch it too.  We can't see divorce through the eyes of a child, so it is good to hear from them how they really feel.   I wish some of the people I know would watch this, because I feel for their kids, who are in the middle.  I'm on the fence on whether or not to show it to mine because it has been a couple years since my split with their dad and I don't want to open old wounds.  Maybe my 7 year old would benefit from it.

Anyway, definitely recommend this for parents to watch with their kids- hopefully they can realize that the kids have feelings too and it's not just about them.

Children and Divorce is the production of Professor Child, developer of educational tools for children experiencing challenging life events. 

Professor Child’s educational philosophy is one of children teaching children. Our films are unscripted and the children's stories are purely their own. Professor Child is the creation of three mothers coming together with a fundamental belief in empowering children. We believe children have a powerful voice that is relatable, healing and hopeful. Ultimately, we want children to know they are not alone in what they are experiencing and that much can be learned by simply listening to another child’s story.

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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