You may be winning the battle in court, but losing the war at home, saddened at the wounds your children bear as a result of this conflict. But because you are willing to do anything to help your children thrive, you can learn to build a parenting partnership with your former mate in spite of the history between you.
The Co-Parenting Survival Guide shows you how to avoid the hot spots and the common traps of hostility, inflexibility, and constant squabbling, and develop skills to sustain a co-parenting partnership based on love and concern for your children, so they can best benefit from two parents living separately but working together.
About the Author
Elizabeth S. Thayer, PhD, is vice-president and cofounder of Beacon Behavioral Services in Avon, CT, and the PEACE Program. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Connecticut Psychological Association. She serves on the State of Connecticut Board of Examiners in Psychology.
Thayer is also coauthor of The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce.
Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist with offices in New York City and Westchester County, NY, and Connecticut. He has over thirty-five years of experience working with families and individuals experiencing the stress of separation and divorce. He is coauthor of articles on divorce, as well as two related books: The Co-Parenting Survival Guide and Adult Children of Divorce. Zimmerman received the Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology Award from the Connecticut Psychological Association for his work with high-conflict families of divorce. He is trained as a mediator, parenting coordinator, and collaborative divorce professional. He is a frequent speaker, trainer, and mentor of other professionals and graduate students. He is also founding partner of The Practice Institute. You can find out more about Zimmerman on the web at www.jeffzimmermanphd.com.