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New Children's Book Shows Small Boy Coping with Abandonment by Parent

How does a child cope when a parent disappears? "Where Is My Mommy? Coping When a Parent Leaves (And Doesn't Come Back)" is ideal for sharing with a child who can't understand why Mom or Dad is gone, and when—if ever—the parent might return.

Created by Mary Kilgore, MSW, a clinical social worker and her single-parent son Mitchell Kilgore, a school social worker, Where Is My Mommy? helps children work through loss and grief. Can be used by therapeutic child care programs, school and preschool counselors and social workers, in support groups and individual counseling, and by family members, guardians and foster parents. Especially helpful in situations without closure such as abandonment.

Available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor and direct from Parenting Press, ISBN: 978-1-884734-46-5, paperback, $12.95, 32 pages. Full-color illustrations by Cary Pillo. More information: (800) 992-6657, Ext. 101.

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