The Divorced Child: Strengthening Your Family through the First Three Years of Separation [NOOK Book]

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Divorce is a reality of today’s family life, but clinical research has shown that it is possible to mitigate its negative effects on children. Dr. Joseph Nowinski, a family therapist with over 20 years of experience treating families, argues that there is a three-year window in which to acclimate children to the change in family life. Combining case studies with new research, Dr. Nowinski gives parents the information and the tools to work through the transition. Written in a warm and authoritative tone, ...

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The Divorced Child: Strengthening Your Family through the First Three Years of Separation

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Overview


Divorce is a reality of today’s family life, but clinical research has shown that it is possible to mitigate its negative effects on children. Dr. Joseph Nowinski, a family therapist with over 20 years of experience treating families, argues that there is a three-year window in which to acclimate children to the change in family life. Combining case studies with new research, Dr. Nowinski gives parents the information and the tools to work through the transition. Written in a warm and authoritative tone, Nowinski will teach parents to:

· Focus on your child’s new day-to-day reality

· Identify early signs of trouble

· Help your child through the separation process and help them develop coping skills that will remain with them through life



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230102224
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 665,179
  • File size: 370 KB

Meet the Author


Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D., is a psychologist and family therapist. Currently the Supervising Psychologist at the University of Connecticut Health Center, he lectures frequently at the Hazeldon Foundation, and the University of Mexico Medical School. He is the author of The Identity Trap: Saving Our Teens from Themselves and 6 Questions That Can Change Your Life. Winner of the Nautilus award. He lives in Connecticut.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Three Crucial Years: What Parents Need to Know about Children and Divorce * CHILD-CENTERED DIVORCE * The Divorced Family * Talking to Children about Divorce * Relocating * Shared Parenting: The New Look in Child Custody * UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF: HOW TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION AND NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM * How “Resilient” Are You? * Your Emotional Health and Your Child * How Balanced is Your Life Style? * Healthy versus Unhealthy Ways of Relieving Your Stress * THE THREE CRUCIAL YEARS: AGES 1-5 * Separation and Attachment * The Need for Exploration * Divorce and Insecurity * Building and Maintaining a Support Network * THE THREE CRUCIAL YEARS: AGES 6-11 * Guiding Your Child toward Healthy Peer Groups * The Importance of Structure, Predictability, and Routine * Direction and Discipline * Tantrums and Oppositional Behavior * School and Social Phobias * Guarding against Academic Failure * Alcohol and Drugs * THE THREE CRUCIAL YEARS: AGES 12-18 * Understanding Identity * Helping Teens Answer the Question: Who am I? * Helping Teens Answer the Question: What do I stand for? * Helping Teens Answer the Question: Where am I going?* New Beginnings * Conclusion * Chapter Notes


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