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This divorce book is not about legal strategies or who gets the 401K; it's about divorcing in a better way with the kids in mind. Based upon actual input from hundreds of kids that have lived through the fallout of divorce themselves, this eye opening book explains effective and less hurtful ways to deal with separation, co-parenting, holidays and celebrations, new relationships, and much more. If anyone you know is dealing with divorce or separation and has children, this book can help them more effecively deal with a tremendously difficult time in their lives. Makes a great gift from a caring family member or friend.
|Edition description:||TOWER PUBLISHING|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Kids First helps families through the difficult transition of separation and divorce. This book is the collective knowledge that has been gained by staff, volunteers, parents, and children.
Table of Contents
Dedication vii Acknowledgements ix Foreword Andrew Schepard, Editor xi Introduction xii I What Separation Feels Like to Kids: Divorce Rocks the House 1 II Listening to Children: It's Important to Listen-Though Not Always Easy 9 III Telling Kids About the Separation: The Day Time Stands Still 19 IV Steps Toward a Healthy Co-parenting Partnership: The Relationship Goes On 31 V Kids' Residence: Taking the High Road 43 VI Kids' Transitions: Kids Caught in the Revolving Door 55 VII Holidays and Celebrations: Feasts or Fights? 61 VIII Parental Anger: The Fight the Kids Don't Want to See 67 IX New Relationships, New Families: More Characters-More Complexity 75 X The Legal System: Courts, Lawyers and Kids 85 XI Schools Supporting the Co-Parenting Process: Working With Children Undergoing Family Transition 99 XII One Child's Perspective: Olivia's Story 105 Appendices A Effects of Divorce By Age 115 B Setting up a Co-Parenting Center: Sometimes Reading a Book is Not Enough 121 C What Kids Want Parents to Know About Divorce and Separation: In Their Own Words 131