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Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore
Date of Review: 
Maryleah Otto
CM: Canadian Review of Materials

With the divorce rate nearing fifty per cent, there is a real need for this material, especially for younger children. Here, a little girl of about six tells how her parents' separation affects her life. She describes the outings she enjoys when visiting her father and the happy times she has with her mother. She wonders whether she will also grow up and get married and "then get apart" and whether "Daddy wants to get married with Paula." She hopes Santa knows where she will be at Christmas. Her dearest wish is to make her parents happy together, but she understands that she is powerless to do this. Most important, she is secure in the love of each of them, "just not together."