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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

"...a guide for parents going through or contemplating a divorce...they use case studies to illustrate how to avoid conflicts with an ex-spouse and keep the channels of cooperation and communication open." Appropriate for: Patients, Child Psychiatrists.

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Editorial Reviews

Contemporary Psychology
A source of helpful and reassuring advice.
Lawrence A. Stone
A major contribution...of great benefit to parents and children during and after a divorce.
Judith H. Gold
[W]ritten in a readable but professional manner...I would highly recommend it to all parents, not only those going through divorce.
Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
A leading child psychiatrist, Dr. Benedek provides the most current advice for divorcing parents. The main emphasis is putting the children first. How one tells children, with or without the other spouse, about an upcoming divorce depends on the age of the child. The author gives specific examples of how to tell children at various ages. The legal aspects, the impact of the divorce on children and parenting issues are discussed. Parents who are level headed and truly concerned with the welfare of their children during divorce will find this book a useful tool for getting through a very difficult, painful time. This book, however, will be of no use to divorcing parents who harbor anger, blame and use their children as weapons against each other. 1998 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557044617
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Parenting Guides
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 It's a Different World Now 1
Ch. 2 The Decision to Divorce: Putting the Children First 7
Ch. 3 How to Tell Your Children 15
Ch. 4 Minimizing the Effects of the Legal Process on Your Children 31
Ch. 5 Impact of Divorce on Children 59
Ch. 6 Impact of Divorce on Parenting 87
Ch. 7 Visitation and Related Issues 115
Ch. 8 Special Parenting Issues 141
Ch. 9 Parenting Techniques to Build Your Child's Self-Esteem 155
Ch. 10 Discipline: Parent as Guide and Teacher 179
Ch. 11 Making Use of Others' Support 201
Ch. 12 Danger Signals: When Is Professional Help Needed? 217
Ch. 13 Adjusting to Life in a Stepfamily 235
Ch. 14 Questions and Answers 257
Ch. 15 Additional Resources 275
Bibliography 287
Index 293
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