Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - This is My Family: A First Look at Same-Sex Parents

Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Review - This is My Family: A First Look at Same-Sex Parents

About the Book
This new title in Barron's A First Look At series encourages kids of preschool through early school age to understand and overcome problems that might trouble them in social and family relationships. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor on a level that is always understandable to younger children, this book seeks to promote positive interactions among children, parents, and teachers.

Thoughtful text is supplemented with child-friendly color illustrations on every page. A two-page How to Use This Book section for parents and teachers appears at the back of each book. This is My Family takes a child's point of view in its discussion of same-sex marriage. Its message is intended both for children of gay or lesbian parents, as well as for the kids and parents of the children's friends and playmates.

My Take on the Book
This is a wonderful book to share with your family. Pat Thomas has done an excellent job of describing a family with same-sex parents. But most of all she is supporting the fact and belief that we must assist our children in respecting diversity in families. Diversity not just in same -sex parents, but divorced parents, single parents, differences in religion and origin of family members, abilities, etc.

A parent, teacher, or librarian would appreciate this book. I really encourage you to share this book with your child(ren).Don't forget to read the author's suggestions at the end of the book on how to use the book.

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