Meet Emily

Emily is a six year old girl who is typical of many young children whose families are experiencing a break up.

We meet her for the first time on her birthday, living with her parents and she is aware that they are shouting at each other. We see the situation through her eyes and we spend a little time with Emily and find out what she thinks. Reading the Zig Zag series of books may help children in the same situation as Emily to understand and talk about their feelings.

Emily learns that it is although her parents are experiencing difficulties it is ok to carry on having fun. For Emily this means playing with her toy family, for other children it could be playing with their friends, riding their bikes or drawing for example.