Stuck in the Middle is a book and game about a girl’s journey through her parents’ divorce. It starts with the strain of fighting on the family and how her parents grew apart. She then experiences sharing her time between two homes. Her parents recognize her sadness and try to make things better by taking her to fun places and giving her gifts.
She has many emotions as she processes the changes that have happened in her world. It takes some time, but she learns to cope with the changes and her heart opens to loving new people who are introduced to her family. At the end of the story, mom meets someone new and a stepdad is introduced.
The game allows children to reflect on their own stories and the changes they have experienced. Each child will have a unique perspective and experiences, and each family has unique dynamics. The game provides an outlet for reflecting on how the family interacts and which struggles they are experiencing.
This story/game combo could be used in individual, group, or family counseling sessions or utilized by families who want their children to process family changes in a healthy way. The story sets the stage and presents the concepts discussed in the game.
This resource was created to be used for elementary-aged children, ages 5-12. The story is a quick read, introducing the concepts for the game. The game allows an opportunity for children to process how they have been affected by divorce and identify ways to communicate their needs to their families. This resource can be used in individual, group, or family sessions or can be played at home in a family setting.
You will receive a PDF document with instructions and a link to the Google Slides document that includes both the game and the ebook. The instructions also contain a video tutorial on how to use Google Slides to play games.
A physical copy of this resource is available here.
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