How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce (Hardback)
  • How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce (Hardback)

How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce (Hardback)

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Hardback 325 Pages / Published: 30/06/1995
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Divorce is probably one of the most traumatic events that children can experience, and it usually sets off a series of transitions in children's lives that have the potential to seriously affect their development. Thus, as a parent who is divorced or contemplating divorce, you should know that you have the power to approach this time in your life in such a way that your children will adjust successfully to the family's changed circumstances and grow into well-adjusted and competent adults. You and the children's other parent will always remain the most important figures in your children's lives. The greatest tragedy that can befall your children right now is the feeling that they have lost both of their parents. The best feeling is that they have two loving parents and a dependable network of supportive family members and friends. How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce provides the latest information on helping divorced parents raise their children to be happy, well-adjusted individuals. Written by one of the most respected experts in child and forensic psychiatry, the book offers parents practical, direct advice, with numerous case examples to illustrate specifics. It includes information on support groups and other organizations that divorced parents may find helpful, and it answers some of the most common questions on which divorced parents seek guidance. This book is your guide to: Helping your children adjust to your separation and divorce Telling your children about how the divorce will affect them Reassuring your children that you will continue to love and care for them and then doing just that Helping you avoid many of the parenting pitfalls common after divorce Keeping your relationship with your ex-spouse as free of conflict as possible Cooperating with your ex-spouse on matters pertaining to the children Helping your children feel good about themselves and grow as individuals Helping your children obtain help and guidance from other people

Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
ISBN: 9780880485654
Number of pages: 325
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 29 mm


"Parents who are guided by the information in this clear and practical book will be rewarded by happier children who cope more effectively with the inevitable losses that divorce brings. We are especially impressed with the many specific suggestions about what to say to children following divorce and remarriage. This book is an encouraging and supportive look at the potential for successful family growth and development. Our advice is to run, not walk, to the nearest bookstore if you are even thinking about divorce as a possibility in your life."-- "Drs. John and Emily Visher, Cofounders of the Stepfamily Association of America and specialists in divorce and remarriage"

"The need for a book like this is great in the modern era, when divorce occurs far too often in children's lives. Divorcing parents who are open minded and genuinely concerned about their children will find this book a source of helpful and reassuring advice."-- "Contemporary Psychology"

"The many poignant examples of actual children and parents reacting to the divorce process bring this book to life. The expert scientific knowledge and years of clinical experience bring the wisdom to this easy to read, easy to understand collection of specific practical advice to address the day to day problems of families undergoing divorce. It's comprehensive scope and general wisdom about child rearing makes this book a valuable resource for parents and adolescents anticipating or experiencing divorce. Judges, attorneys and mediators working in the area of family law could benefit from this resource as well as mental health professionals providing forensic or treatment services to the members of families of divorce. This book is most impressive, very practical, and useful."-- "William H. Ayres, M.D., President, The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry"

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