Taking the Duh Out of Divorce - Digital Download
Digital Download of the "Taking the Duh Out of Divorce" movie. (File Type: .mp4 about 487MB)
Skye's parents have just dropped a bombshell - they're getting divorced! Skye is hurt, angry and believes she's the only one who can keep her mom and dad together. One night while dreaming, Skye finds she has taken her parents to court in a last-ditch effort to deny their divorce. Skye attempts to prove her parents' divorce is undesirable, unnecessary and more importantly, totally unfair to her! With Trevor and Jack's help, Skye discovers her parents aren't divorcing her - they love her.
A student or child trying to understand what divorce means and how their life will be affected, may lose trust in their loved ones or even lose interest in coming to school and other activities. As an adult, you are aware of the impact that dealing with a divorce can have on a student and child's performance in the classroom and at home. This engaging animation offer students and children to understand their own feelings, empower them with tools to proactively deal with those feelings and conquer unnecessary stress. In addition, this animated and live-action film helps students and children cope with divorce, build self-confidence and encourage better academic performance and strive to live their best lives.
Kids First! 2005 Best Independent Series for Ages 5-8
Kids First! Endorsement
New York Festival's Silver World Medal
Parents' Choice Award - Silver Award
Interest Level: Ages 6–13
Run Time: 30 minutes
Studio: Porchlight Home Entertainment
File Type: .mp4 about 487MB
"After seeing this, I intend to purchase other titles in this series! Trevor Romain is a master at presenting sensitive subjects to children."
Kids First! Librarian Reviewer
"A compassionate, comforting, and gently humorous approach to a delicate subject..."
"Trevor Romain...score a home-run with this children's video on divorce. In an area where visual resources for children-of-divorce is lacking, this movie not only takes on the challenge of filling a void, but creates a resource for children, families and schools that has a high "usability" factor (Trevor has included a resource guide that is worth the price of the dvd alone). The characters of Skye and Jack lend a sense of safety through familiarity and approachability. These characters could very well be any child you know. Trevor brings out the vulnerabilities of divorce in a careful but realistic way. He hasn't shied away from the fact that it is perhaps the second most difficult issue for a child to endure, next to the loss of a parent. This is not a watered down, "cutesy" movie...as a therapist I was moved by the reality of pain that Trevor was able to capture. Finally, Trevor depicts Skye's pursuit of finding peace over her parent's divorce in the most creative and cognitively accurate way...I won't spoil it for you. It alone was worth the price of admission. No divorce is easy, no divorcing parent should believe that a conversation with their child about it will be either. Trevor offers a tool that can help bridge the gap. This movie will not replace healthy post-divorce parent-child interaction/involvement ...in fact, Trevor's gem is just the beginning of the conversation. A must have for anyone directly involved in the care of children-of-divorce."
LSW - Child, Marriage and Family Therapist ErieKIDS Organization
"Jack and Skye, animated middle school friends, return in this latest offering from children's book author Trevor Romain. Romain helps Skye work through anger, fear, and sadness when her parents announce their divorce. Through a courtroom dream sequence in which Skye opposes and Jack defends the parents' right to end their marriage, Skye learns that the divorce is neither her fault nor her problem to fix. She discovers that her parents will still love her, she doesn't have to take sides, shouldn't hide her emotions, and it's important to talk to friends. She also acquires some coping skills to deal with shared holidays and life in two homes. While Jack's jokes are a bit campy at times, the overall message is valuable, and the lack of a simplistic conclusion ("It will be tough for a while" and "There are no easy answers") will be appreciated by both parents and children. Special features on the DVD include "Trevor Live on Divorce," an interview with Romain, five music videos and karaoke, audio commentary, and a resource guide for parents and educators. This fast-paced and engaging production will effectively open the lines of communication and encourage healing."
Leigh Ann Rumsey,
School Library Journal, Penn Yan Academy, NY
"...present powerful messages that prepare children for happy and successful lives and empower families to talk about life’s tough situations in an honest and caring way."
*Digital Download includes Public Performance Rights