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Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce

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An internationally renowned authority on children and divorce reveals the latest research-based strategies for helping children survive and thrive before, during, and long after their parents divorce.

The breakup of a family can have an enduring impact on children. But as Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll explains with clarity and compassion in this powerful book, parents can pos
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Avery (first published January 1st 2010)
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Ellen Nakhnikian
If you are a divorcing or separating parent who wants excellent, research-based information non how to help your child or children through the divorce process and after, and you want your information in one place, this is the book for you. An added bonus - the book is written in plain English with any vignettes about real children and families. Te author is a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping parents and children in separating and divorcing families. she is also a researcher so sh ...more
Lauren
I have not read this entire book, but what I have read and what I know about Dr. Pedro-Carroll and what I heard at a book reading from her convince me that this is an essential resource for families in transition, and for those not necessarily separating but having communication and consistency troubles.
Kathy Adasiak
Dr. Pedro-Carroll's book is a no-nonsense, common sense, research-based, yet, compassionate handbook that centers on children's best interests without coddling them. I only wish this gem had been available to families throughout my 35 years of teaching.
Elise
I read portions of this book when our divorce started and finally read it cover to cover over the past couple of weeks. Several significant parts that held no interest to me a few years ago were very helpful now, when the kids are older and we are continuing to figure out what is best for them (which seems to change with age). This will end up being a reference type book I will re-open again and again over the next decade or two. I really like the focus on children first, including respecting wa ...more
Robert
An informative book about putting your children first while going through the pangs. It offers many insights and tips for making a trying time less painful.Much of it isn't groundbreaking information as it reinforces what other sources tell you what you should do. The only complaint I had was it it seemed like the narrator was a bit too happy at times although not intentional. It's worth listening to if your going through this situation and love your kids. They come first.
Elizabeth Anna
As a therapist, this book serves as a wonderful tool for parents experiencing divorce.
Jennifer
Not ground breaking, but a good reminder.
Lisa
This was a wonderful book full of information to help parents help their children. It went from HOW to tell your children about the divorce though the younger years and teen years. Helpful advice all the way through.
Sam Motes
Very focused at keeping focus on what is right for the kids while your world is falling apart around you during a divorce.
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