Living with Mom and Living with Dad by Melanie WalshFor young children who live in two homes, this bright, simple story with oversized flaps reassures young readers that there is love in each one.
Her parents dont live together anymore, so sometimes the child in this book lives with her mom and cat, and sometimes with Dad. Her bedroom looks a little different in each house, and she keeps some toys in one place and some in another. But her favorite toys she takes with her wherever she goes. In an inviting lift-the-flap format saturated with colorful illustrations, Melanie Walsh visits the changes in routine that are familiar to many children whose parents live apart, but whose love and involvement remain as constant as ever.
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When my daughter was six months old, her dad left and more or less never showed up again. My daughter is now 8 years old. We don't talk about it much and I feel like it isn't such a huge deal. She is a great kid — does well in school, has lots of friends and is polite. We are close with my parents and siblings, who live nearby. I am glad that I get her all to myself and don't have to share custody like some of my divorced friends. She doesn't know any different.
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