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

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

by Elissa P. Benedek, Catherine F. Brown
     
 
With a new introduction and updated resources, an essential guide by a leading child psychiatrist and forensic expert for separated, divorcing, and divorced parents with children ages twelve and under. This book offers parents the latest information and advice, with numerous case examples, on support groups and answers to some of the most common questions on which

Overview

With a new introduction and updated resources, an essential guide by a leading child psychiatrist and forensic expert for separated, divorcing, and divorced parents with children ages twelve and under. This book offers parents the latest information and advice, with numerous case examples, on support groups and answers to some of the most common questions on which divorced parents seek guidance. This book counsels:

• how to help children adjust to separation and divorce

• how to tell them the news, and reassure them of their parents' love and care for them—and how to do just that,

• ways to keep the relationship between ex-spouses as free of conflict as possible,

• how to help children feel good about themselves and grow as individuals,

• and, much more.

Author Biography: Elissa P. Benedek, M.D. is Director or of Research and Training at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University. Dr. Benedek has held some of the most prestigious leadership positions in her profession, including a term as only the second woman president of the American Psychiatric Association in its 153-year history. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI. Catherine F. Brown, M.Ed., has been with Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association, since 1982.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557043290
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.02(h) x 0.92(d)

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