Dear Mom and Dad: What Kids of Divorce Really Want to Say to Their Parents

Dear Mom and Dad: What Kids of Divorce Really Want to Say to Their Parents

by Gillian Rothchild
     
 
During the trauma of divorce, your needs and concerns can be frighteningly complex. Understanding and meeting the needs of your children can seem an almost insurmountable challenge. At long last, real help is at hand in the clearest, most concise guide ever to help children at the difficult time of divorce. If you're a divorced (or separated) parent, then this book is

Overview

During the trauma of divorce, your needs and concerns can be frighteningly complex. Understanding and meeting the needs of your children can seem an almost insurmountable challenge. At long last, real help is at hand in the clearest, most concise guide ever to help children at the difficult time of divorce. If you're a divorced (or separated) parent, then this book is a must read. The last thing you want is to have to sit down with a complicated book. You need a practical and inspiring resource with the quick, smart, and professional answers that will help you and your children get on with your lives - happily. DEAR MOM AND DAD is just that.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671027889
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
93
Product dimensions:
5.01(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.35(d)

Read an Excerpt

Ten Commandments for Divorced Parents

1. Thou shalt not make derogatory statements about the other parent.

2. Thou shalt not make your child your best friend to confide in.

3. Thou shalt not use your child as a messenger service.

4. Thou shalt not deny your child's feelings or your own.

5. Thou shalt openly give your child permission to love and respect the other parent.

6. Thou shalt not change house rules to compete with the other parent.

CONSISTENCY
+
DISCIPLINE
= LOVE

7. Thou shalt not change the visitation arrangements.

8. Thou shalt never make your child feel "stuck in the middle."

9. Thou shalt never blame or indicate the divorce is due to or revolves around your child. Divorce IS A GROWN-UP MATTER.

10. Thou shalt always practice loving, positive, and consistent parenting and make your child's world a safe and special place to live.

Copyright © 1999 by Gillian Rothchild

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