How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce: A Support Guide for Families / Edition 2

How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce: A Support Guide for Families / Edition 2

by Elissa P. Benedek, Catherine F. Brown
     
 

The latest information, advice, and answers from one of the nation’s leading psychiatrists

Children always suffer the most during a divorce, and parents don’t know what to say or do to help them. Drawn from more than twenty years of clinical and forensic experience, this invaluable manual gives answers to some of the most common questions on which

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Overview

The latest information, advice, and answers from one of the nation’s leading psychiatrists

Children always suffer the most during a divorce, and parents don’t know what to say or do to help them. Drawn from more than twenty years of clinical and forensic experience, this invaluable manual gives answers to some of the most common questions on which divorced parents seek guidance, such as:

  • Helping children adjust to separation and divorce
  • Telling children about how the divorce will affect them
  • Reassuring children that their parents will continue to love and care for them—and then just doing that
  • Helping avoid many of the parenting pitfalls common after divorce
  • Keeping the relationship between ex-spouses as free ofconflict as possible
  • Cooperating with ex-spouses on matters pertaining to the children
  • Helping children feel good about themselves and growas individuals

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557044617
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Parenting Guides
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
797,591
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1It's a Different World Now1
Ch. 2The Decision to Divorce: Putting the Children First7
Ch. 3How to Tell Your Children15
Ch. 4Minimizing the Effects of the Legal Process on Your Children31
Ch. 5Impact of Divorce on Children59
Ch. 6Impact of Divorce on Parenting87
Ch. 7Visitation and Related Issues115
Ch. 8Special Parenting Issues141
Ch. 9Parenting Techniques to Build Your Child's Self-Esteem155
Ch. 10Discipline: Parent as Guide and Teacher179
Ch. 11Making Use of Others' Support201
Ch. 12Danger Signals: When Is Professional Help Needed?217
Ch. 13Adjusting to Life in a Stepfamily235
Ch. 14Questions and Answers257
Ch. 15Additional Resources275
Bibliography287
Index293

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