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Co-parenting Through Separation and Divorce: Putting Your Children First

Co-parenting Through Separation and Divorce: Putting Your Children First

by Jann Blackstone, David Hill


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Parents going through separation or divorce are understandably worried about how the change in the family will affect their children. This guide walks parents through all the factors they should consider and offers step-by-step guidance on how to work together to put their children first. From sharing the news with children in an age-appropriate way to handling the issue of custody, from concerns about affairs or abuse to embarking on remarriage and blending families, Co-Parenting Through Separation and Divorce offers a roadmap through one of life’s most difficult challenges with the goal of healthy, happy kids informing every decision along the way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610023801
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date: 06/16/2020
Edition description: None
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 540,343
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jann Blackstone, PsyD, is a retired child custody mediator for the Superior Court of California and the founder of Bonus Families. She is the author of six books on divorce, remarriage, and co-parenting and a nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column, “Ex-etiquette.” She currently resides in Phoenix, AZ, and has four children: two biological, two bonus. David L. Hill, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric hospitalist at Goldsboro Pediatrics in North Carolina and an adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is the author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro and associate medical editor of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5. He lives in Wilmington, NC with his wife and has three children and two stepchildren.

Table of Contents

About This Book xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

How to Use This Book 1

Chapter 1 Will I Get Through This? 3

Chapter 2 How Do I Begin? 17

Chapter 3 What Do Children Need to Be Healthy? 41

Chapter 4 Helping Our Children Cope 61

Chapter 5 Facing the Transition: Moving From We to Me 85

Chapter 6 Co-parenting Our Children 115

Chapter 7 Parenting Plans 149

Chapter 8 Toxic Stress and Its Effect on Our Children 161

Chapter 9 Is My Child Safe Over There? 177

Chapter 10 Is There Someone New? 193

Chapter 11 The Making of a Family 209

Chapter 12 Visualize Your Future 237

Index 253

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