Just because your parents marriage failed doesnt mean yours will. But it helps to know what youre up against and to get some encouragement from people who have been there. In Adult Children of Divorced Parents, family therapists Beverly and Tom Rodgers share their own experience growing up in divorced families and how they found success in their own marriage. They also provide some proven exercised that can help you heal from four major wounds relating to trust, fear, insecurity and the lack of a mentor and move on toward a successful marriage of your own. I highly endorse both the speaking and writing of Beverly and Tom Rodgers. -Dr. Les Parrott, author or Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
Drawing on a three-year multidisciplinary study of children of divorced parents, the authors, leading academics in their fields, present a much-needed guide to understanding the experience of children who are experiencing parental separation. This book provides an in-depth account of how children are actively involved in the process of divorce and how they shape that experience. The topics discussed include how children find out that their parents are separating; how children tell other people about what is happening to them and their family; how parent-child relationships change after separation and ways in which children adapt and cope during and immediately after their parents' divorce. The authors show what children want and need to know as the process of divorce unfolds and how professionals can respond appropriately to help them to understand and adjust to their changing circumstances. Divorcing Children addresses the weaknesses of current legislation in family justice and suggests ways of improving the skills and knowledge of all professionals who work with children during this difficult period in children's lives.
When a marriage ends, the most important thing divorcing parents can do is to help their children through this difficult transition and remain united as parents even if they are no longer united as a couple. In Parenting Apart divorce coach Christina McGhee offers practical advice on how to help children adjust and thrive during and after separation and divorce. She looks at all the different issues parents may face with their children of different ages, offering immediate solutions to the most critical parenting problems divorce brings, including: ·When to tell your children about the divorce and what to say ·How to create a loving, secure home if your child doesn't live with you full time ·What to do if your child is angry or sad ·How to manage the legal system, including information on family law and issues of custody ·How to deal with a difficult ex This is an invaluable resource that offers parents quick access to the information you most need at a time when you need it most.
“Donya Fiorentino has written a lovely little book about a 7-year-old boy named Fletcher who is struggling with his feelings in the wake of his parent’s divorce. Children facing a similar fate are likely to find this book of help as they work to sort out their feelings. In particular, this book strives to alleviate the pressure some kids feel to take care of their now-divorced parents, which is best left to adults themselves. The book drives home the importance of tolerance and empathy as essential traits each and every one of us should strive to develop and possess.” – Richard Tuch, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Dean of Training, The N...
Gain new understanding of the role that the children of divorce play within their own family systems. Unlike most other literature on the subject, Children of Divorce studies--both empirically and clinically--the role of the children within the dysfunctional pattern of the dissolving family system. The unique and insightful perspectives in this volume equip practitioners and clinicians with the skills to help children cope with the pain and the adjustments they experience during and after a divorce. Experts in the marriage and family field explore the developmental, structural, and interactional issues for the benefit of all professionals seeking to more effectively understand and treat the children who are so adversely affected by divorce.
This book lays out an empirical research that investigates the effectiveness of assertiveness training and cognitive restructuring techniques in increasing self-esteem of children from divorced parents.
An experienced family counselor, rejecting the idea that a one-parent family has to be utterly disruptive for a child, offers guidance on how to handle a divorce and subsequent behavior to minimize its harmful effects. Reprint.