The Co-Parents' Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted, Resilient, and Resourceful Kids in a Two-Home Family from Little Ones to Young Adults
When it comes to a child's sense of family, what divorce breaks apart, solid co-parenting rebuilds. With a tested "here's how" approach, The Co-Parents' Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of raising children in two homes. The pages are chock-full of helpful strategies to resolve day-to-day issues in an easy-to use format. More
When it comes to a child's sense of family, what divorce breaks apart, solid co-parenting rebuilds.
With a tested "here's how" approach, The Co-Parents' Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of raising children in two homes. Addressing parents' questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict, grief and recovery, the authors skillfully provide a road map for all members of the family to safely navigate through separation/divorce and beyond. Parents discover through practical guidance how to move from angry/hurt partners to constructive, successful co-parents. The pages are chock-full of helpful strategies to resolve day-to-day issues in an easy-to use format. This book is here to answer questions, help parents co-parent and ensure kids thrive!
We will show you ways to:
• Successfully work through difficult feelings while forming your “business of co-parenting relationship”
• Build a mutually respectful co-parenting relationship
• Keep your children front and center while protecting them from adult conflict and concerns
• Understand your children’s needs as they navigate the loss and change of divorce
• Help your children build resilience and competence in the face of family change
• Implement strategies and protocols for day-to-day living in a two-home family that work
In the last 30 years of pediatric practice, I've observed many parents dealing with the end of their marriage and its aftermath. This book is a great resource. It is practical, to-the-point, and insightful. I will definitely recommend it to families that I see who are going through separation or divorce. --Mark Greenfield, MD, Pediatrician, Seattle, WA
This is the most progressive, practical, and hopeful book for families in transition I have read in years. I will be offering a copy to every client who walks through my door. A definite "must read." --Felicia Malsby Soleil, JD, Family Law Attorney, Mediator, and Founder/Past President of Collaborative Professionals of Washington.
Karen & Kris have done a phenomenal job. The book addresses complex issues in a straight-forward, easy to understand language. They tackle high conflict emotion while assisting with the practical. Karen and Kris provide a compass, skills, everyday "here's how" tools to meet the day-to-day challenges of two-home family life. I will buy this book in bulk!--Nancy Cameron, Q.C., past president, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
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