WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME? by Eda LeShan

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For readers a little too young for Richards and Willis' How to Get It Together When Your Parents Are Coming Apart (1976), LeShan takes a similar tack toward the problems and insecurities of children of divorce. Most important, face your feelings, level with your parents, try to understand that they have feelings which they might not even recognize themselves. Be assured that the divorce has nothing to do with you, that you won't be abandoned, but neither will you be able to bring them back together. LeShan goes on in her usual understanding tone, citing case after case to illustrate the games some parents play with money, how some parents try to make go-betweens of their kids or make them take sides, how some kids become manipulators or tattle back and forth, how some idealize the absent parent, displace their anger on a step-parent, or become confused with old and new loyalties. Clearly, LeShan has dealt with enough such cases that she knows better than the kids themselves do what their questions will be and what answers might apply.

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1978
Publisher: Four Winds