Ex-Etiquette for Parents: Good Behavior After a Divorce or Separation

Ex-Etiquette for Parents: Good Behavior After a Divorce or Separation

by Jann Blackstone-Ford, Sharyl Jupe
     
 

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Written for both biological parents and stepparents, this helpful guide provides the tools necessary to raising well-adjusted children after a stressful divorce. Innovative in its technique and cowritten by a certified divorce and stepfamily expert and her own stepchildren's mother, this etiquette book provides an authentic guide for ex-spouses to interact on a

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Written for both biological parents and stepparents, this helpful guide provides the tools necessary to raising well-adjusted children after a stressful divorce. Innovative in its technique and cowritten by a certified divorce and stepfamily expert and her own stepchildren's mother, this etiquette book provides an authentic guide for ex-spouses to interact on a civil and healthy level. Sample conversation for everyday scenarios help exes create a positive environment and ensure the mental and physical well-being of the children. Whether it's coordinating discipline between households, introducing a new partner, dealing with late child support payments, or providing a regular schedule for children, this guide empowers parents to change what they can—their attitudes and communication skills. In doing so, divorced parents can increase their self-esteem and personal growth and emerge confident that they can handle awkward situations and powerful emotions while keeping the children's best interests a priority.

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From the Publisher
"Jann and Sharyl have built an extrodinary friendship out of an awkward situation: Jann is married to Sharyl's ex-husband. Despite their initial dislike for each other, their friendship now reflects the joy in shared parenting." —Oprah.com

"Sometimes the most unlikely people end up the best of friends. Jann and Sharyl's surprising story reveals that sometimes strong bonds, one that will enrich your life, can pop up in the most unexpected places." —Woman's Day

Library Journal
A combination of works by Dr. Phil, Dr. Spock, and Emily Post, this handbook offers commonsense advice to parents in stepfamilies, focusing throughout on the welfare of the children involved. The authors speak from personal experience Blackstone-Ford married Jupe's ex-husband, and they coparent four children. Their concrete suggestions address many common issues and problems that plague divorced families ranging from late child-support payments to wedding invitation phraseology. The authors have been featured on Oprah and in Woman's Day, which may create demand. In addition, their unique situation ensures that the book stands out in the fairly crowded field. Despite the saccharine use of the prefix bonus when referring to step relationships, this book is highly recommended for all public libraries. Wendy Lee, Brainerd P.L., MN Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556525513
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
434,865
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Richard A. Warshak
A remarkable guide that will change the way we think about parenting after a breakup. Packed with wisdom, original insights, and essential tools that will ease tension between households and give you the skills to create a better life for the entire family. If you love your children, you must read this book and follow its advice.
Susan S. Bartell
[This book] is a remarkable tool for all parents who are separated, divorced or remarried. . . the authors provide you with the skills you need to raise happy, emotionally intact children. . .they are also living proof that it is possible to have a positive relationship with an ex-spouse. This book will, without a doubt, inspire and guide you.

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