Kids First: What Kids Want Adults to Know about Separation and Divorce

Kids First: What Kids Want Adults to Know about Separation and Divorce

by Kids First


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932056730
Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: TOWER PUBLISHING
Pages: 142
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

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