- History of Rachel Brace’s career
- Reason for creating Max’s Divorce Earthquake
- How this book helps normalise the separation and helps children verbalise their feelings about their parents’ separation and encourage conversation between children and parents about the separation.
- How Max’s Divorce Earthquake can also help parents – helping parents to support their children.
- There is no right or wrong way to feel. There are no “bad” or shameful feelings. Feelings will pass. Feelings and emotions are temporary states, not permanent traits.
- Having mixed feelings about divorce.
- Tips for parents who are separating.
- Really listen to children – even if it is difficult to hear what they are saying.
- Try not to project your own feelings onto children.
- Children have their own unique self and personhood. Zoe refers to “your children come through you, but are not of you” from Kahil Gibran
- Upcoming project: a book on blended families and having step parents and steps siblings.
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Max's Divorce Earthquake Illustrated by Angela Perrini and written by Rachel Brace.