Every year in the United States, roughly one million kids experience the divorce of their parents, witness the destruction of the only family that have ever know, and begin a new and fundamentally altered life. It is a life that was not of their choosing and a life that very few, if any, of them ever would have chosen for themselves. It is a life of constant transition – a life which reminds them over and over of their parents’ divorce. It is the beginning of a life, for many, that entails moving from the their mother’s home to their father’s home and back again over and over and over again. It is the beginning of a lifetime of switching hours. Each year between 18 and 20 million kids live the life of the switching hour. The Switching Hour: Kids of Divorce Say Good-Bye Again, published in 2008 and written by Dr. Evon O. Flesberg, looks inside the hearts and minds of the millions of kids who shuffle back and forth between the worlds of their divorced parents.
About the Author
Dr. Evon Flesberg works with children, parents, and families in her counseling practice in Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up in the Midwest, is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and earned her Ph.D from Vanderbilt University where she is currently an assistant professor of the practice of pastoral care and counseling in the Divinity School.