Good Parenting Through Your Divorce: The Essential Guidebook to Helping Your Children Adjust and Thrive - Based on the Leading National Program

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Divorce has become a way of life. One million couples dissolve their unions every year, profoundly affecting millions of children. While divorce can have many negative consequences, it need not be a disaster for children. For nearly twenty years, the Kids' Turn workshop program has been helping parents and children identify and cope with separation and divorce issues. Good Parenting Through Your Divorce distills Kids' Turn wisdom for individual readers, presenting key topics that concern all parents and their ...

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Overview

Divorce has become a way of life. One million couples dissolve their unions every year, profoundly affecting millions of children. While divorce can have many negative consequences, it need not be a disaster for children. For nearly twenty years, the Kids' Turn workshop program has been helping parents and children identify and cope with separation and divorce issues. Good Parenting Through Your Divorce distills Kids' Turn wisdom for individual readers, presenting key topics that concern all parents and their children throughout the divorce and beyond, including: How to recognize, cultivate, and respond to your child's feelings How divorce affects your child's development How to support your child's expressive self The challenge of behavior and discipline The dos and don'ts of shared parenting Understanding and managing negative reactions Guidelines for developing positive emotional habits How to manage communication with your co-parent An essential, comprehensive guide for parents, Good Parenting Through Your Divorce helps you help your children adjust to a new family arrangement. Chapters on childhood development, discipline, healthy communication, and how to move forward make this a user-friendly, complete treatment of a common but challenging experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569242575
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,454,496
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Mary Ellen Hannibal has been involved with Kids’ Turn for nearly ten years. She is a writer and editor primarily for corporate and nonprofit organizations. Her writing has appeared in many local as well as national publications. She lives with her family in San Francisco, California.
Contributor residences (city, state or country if outside the US or Canada): San Francisco, CA

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Judge Ina Gyemant     vii
Preface to the Second Edition   Jeff Cookston, PhD     ix
Introduction     xiii
So You're Getting a Divorce     1
How Kids Feel about Divorce and How to Help Them     23
How Divorce Affects Your Child's Development and How to Support Your Child's Healthy Growth Over Time     48
How to Connect with Your Children through Better Communication and How to Manage Communication with Your Co-Parent     88
How to Support Your Child's Expressive Self     131
Making Peace in Your Own Backyard-The Challenge of Behavior and Discipline     155
Sharing Parenting     192
The Emotionally Healthy Divorce     230
Conclusion     263
Acknowledgments     267
Bibliography     270
Index     275
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