Mom S House Dad S House

Author: Isolina Ricci
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476747229
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Internationally renowned therapist, family expert and mediator Isolina Ricci, Ph.D. presents this definitive and newly updated guide to divorce and making shared custody work for parents and children. The ground-breaking classic, Mom’s House, Dad’s House, has become the standard for two generations of divorcing parents, and includes examples, self-tests, checklists, tools, and guidelines to help separated moms and dads with the legal, emotional, and financial issues they will encounter as they work to create happy and stable homes. This comprehensive guide looks anew at the needs of all family members with creative options and common-sense advice, including: * The map to a “decent divorce” and two happy homes * Helping children of divorce with age-specific advice * Negotiating Parental Agreements and custody arrangements * Breaking away from “negative intimacy” with a difficult ex-husband or ex-wife * Sidestepping destructive myths about divorce (and marriage) * Handling long-distance parenting and parenting alone With Mom’s House, Dad’s House, parents will learn how to help their children heal and find a sense of continuity, security, and stability throughout the divorce process and in any custody situation.

Mom S House Dad S House For Kids

Author: Isolina Ricci
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416595724
Size: 57.37 MB
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From the author of the classic Mom’s House, Dad’s House, the essential guide for kids on how to stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again. Isolina Ricci’s Mom’s House, Dad’s House has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years. With her new book, Dr. Isa adapts her time-tested advice on maneuvering the emotional, logistical, and legal realities of separation, divorce, and stepfamilies to speak directly to children. Alongside practical ways to cope with big changes she offers older children and their families key resiliency tools that kids can use now and the rest of their lives. Kids and families are encouraged to believe in themselves, to take heart, and to plan for their lives ahead. Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids is packed with practical tips, frank answers, easy-to-use lists, “train your brain” ideas, reproducible worksheets, and things to try when words just won’t come out right. Kids will learn how to: · Deal with parents living apart, schedules, and dueling house rules · Settle comfortably in one home or two · Stay out of the “miserable middle” when parents fight · Manage stress, guilt, change, fear, and other feelings · Stay connected with parents, relatives, and the “right” friends · Appreciate the gifts (and deal with the gripes) of their new version of family · Feel better FAST! Kids can’t get their parents back together, but they can help themselves get stronger and go on to succeed in life. This book shows them how.

Mom S House Dad S House

Author: Isolina Ricci
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN:
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Two Homes

Author: Claire Masurel
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763673552
Size: 77.45 MB
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At Mommy’s house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy’s house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same - Alex is loved. The gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex’s place in both of them. TWO HOMES will help children - and parents - embrace even the most difficult of changes with an open and optimistic heart.

The Coparenting Toolkit

Author: Isolina Ricci
Publisher: Custody & Coparenting Solutions
ISBN: 9780982729502
Size: 20.65 MB
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USA BEST BOOKS AWARD and the INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS *Award Winning Finalist!* "The CoParenting Toolkit will likely become the resource manual for coparents, their attorneys, and mediators... ---Claire N. Barnes, MA, Executive Director, "Kids' Turn" "Best I have seen in this kind of book! ...more useful and practical information in fewer pages than any other author on this topic. It's actually fun to read." ---Phillip Reedy, MA, Family Court Mediator, former Education Coordinator, "California Statewide Office of Family Court Services" ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS Step-by-Step and Easy-to-Use "This is a real toolkit!" It's packed with fresh new strategies plus some advanced versions of time-tested solutions from its partner, the comprehensive classic, "Mom's House, Dad's House." You will discover how to- Build and keep a healthy co-parenting relationship Enhance your strengths Find success with emails, texts, meetings Find success with 3 new essential CoParenting Guidelines Speed healing by managing hurt and hard feelings PLUS, what kids need you to know, "words to try," extras for Parenting Plans, schedules, problem-solving, parenting tips, and much more... FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS Reviews at www.TheCoParentingToolkit.com

Joint Custody With A Jerk

Author: Julie A. Ross, M.A.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312584202
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Offers advice and communication techniques for dealing with common problems commonly faced by divorced couples who share custody of a child.

What About The Kids

Author: Sandra Blakeslee
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401397611
Size: 36.12 MB
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The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce gave us new and important insight into the long-term effects of divorce on children who have grown into adulthood. What About the Kids? is a new book that tells parents in unprecedented detail how to help their children over the long haul--what to say, what to do, what to expect--every step of the way. Tapping into the latest findings on how children develop, this clearly written guidebook helps parents understand why children at different ages react the way they do to divorce and how to head off trouble before it begins. The book follows divorce chronologically so parents can find advice for whatever stage of the experience they are in, including how to help older children many years after the breakup. Part One--The Immediate Breakup: What you need to know to get your own life back on track, what to tell the children, how children react, the reasons for their reactions, and thoughts on when is the best time to divorce. Part Two--The First Few Years: Setting routines, getting legal help, choosing the right custody to fit your child, finding support, and how to realistically follow the advice 'don't fight.' Part Three--Assessing the Post-Divorce Family Five and Ten Years Down the Road: Take another close look at yourself and your kids. Divorce requires a new kind of father, mother, and teenager. Part Four--When Outsiders Join the Family: Dating, sex, remarriage, blended families, holidays, and what step-parents need to know. Part Five--Conversations for a Lifetime: How to talk with your children as they enter young adulthood so they feel safe and free to seek relationships based on love, trust, and mutual commitment. What About the Kids? is the ultimate resource for any person wishing to ease the effects of divorce on children, and for all divorced parents who want to ensure their children's future happiness.

We Re Having A Tuesday

Author: D. K. Simoneau
Publisher: AC Publications Group
ISBN: 1933302135
Size: 36.67 MB
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A little girl misses her mother when she stays at her father's house, and her father when at her mother's, but soon she remembers that both of them are always in her heart.

When Parents Part

Author: Penelope Leach
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101874058
Size: 36.44 MB
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From the acclaimed, best-selling author of Your Baby & Child and one of the world’s leading experts on child development and parenting, a practical, comprehensively researched guide to doing the best for your child during and after separation or divorce. Recent research clarifies why parents—fathers as much as mothers—are so crucial to children of all ages and how their separation can turn children’s lives upside down. Drawing on the latest scientific findings, as well as on her many years of professional and personal work with children, Penelope Leach describes how parents can minimize the impact of separation and divorce on children through the six stages of a child’s life, from infancy to adulthood. She helps parents find ways to continue being fathers and mothers when they are no longer husbands and wives. She explains recent studies that overturn numerous common assumptions, revealing, for example, that many standard custody arrangements can undermine young children’s attachment to parents and in the case of infants even negatively affect their brain development; that unless infants and toddlers are already closely attached to both parents, regular overnights with the noncustodial parent may be damaging; and that dividing a child’s time equally between the parents may be “fair” to them but seldom is best for the child. And, throughout, Leach grounds her approach with anecdotal evidence presented in the voices of children and parents themselves. Leach’s child-centered advice, profoundly thoughtful and thorough, tackles the issues from every angle—emotional, scientific, psychological, practical, legal—covering everything from access, custody, and financial considerations to managing separate sets of technology in two houses. Above all she is insistent that for the sake of their future development, the needs of children must be put first. She is persuasively clear that mutual parenting, while seldom easy, is the best way forward for both the parents and the children. From the Hardcover edition.