"Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?" is an excellent book for elementary school-aged children who have to adjust to the new realities when their parents get divorced.
The two brothers in this story, Mark and Evan, come to terms with living in a split family. They know that mom and dad have their own rules and that they run their homes differently.
Mark, the older brother, decides that "for Evan's sake I will point out how lucky we are. We are loved a lot in not just one, but two homes."
Mark and Evan begin to realize that accepting responsibility and cooperating can make a big difference. "Both my parents like to make sure I'm not goofing off in school."
Carol Gordon Ekster, the author, helps children see that while their lives and schedules may have become scrambled, leaving them feeling confused and frustrated, that with time, effort and the assistance of those who love them, they can be successful in their new family arrangement. The messages presented in this book are appropriate for sisters, too.
Teachers, counselors, and families helping children come to terms with divorce will find this uplifting story of shared custody to be a valuable resource.