It is normal for children living in stepfamilies to have lots of different feelings and to feel different things at different times.
Harriet’s Expanding Heart follows a young girl’s emotional experiences surrounding her father re-partnering and their stepfamily beginnings. This book offers children a chance to explore, name and understand the various feelings they might feel as a result of a parent re-partnering following divorce.
This lovely picture book is aimed for children of ages between 4 to 9 years. It is both a sensitive story and an insightful guide for parents, stepparents, family members and therapeutic professionals who seek to support young children cope with the feelings generated by family break down and remarriage. Tips from psychologist and author, Rachel Brace are included in the back of the book about how parents and carers can help their children adjust and to cope with their new family situation.