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You may be winning the battle in court, but losing the war at home, saddened at the wounds your children bear as a result of this conflict. But because you are willing to do anything to help your children thrive, you can learn to build a parenting partnership with your former mate in spite of the history between you.
The Co-Parenting Survival Guide shows you how to avoid the hot spots and the common traps of hostility, inflexibility, and constant squabbling, and develop skills to sustain a co-parenting partnership based on love and concern for your children, so they can best benefit from two parents living separately but working together.
This book helps parents in the aftermath of divorce learn to sustain a healthy co-parenting relationship and offers specifics for solving day-to-day problems, disciplining, and handling conflict during transitional times and special events.
The Co-Parenting Survival Guide was written for divorced parents who need to get past a poisonous separation and find a way to work together to give their children a stable environment. The book offers practical suggestions to common co-parenting problems, including unique strategies for coping with the legal system, making decisions together, handling loyalty issues, recognizing the child's needs, and communicating more effectively with a former spouse. Use its strategies to negotiate holidays, discipline children effectively, avoid conflict during transitions, and deal with new relationships.
About the Author
Elizabeth S. Thayer, PhD, is vice-president and cofounder of Beacon Behavioral Services in Avon, CT, and the PEACE Program. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Connecticut Psychological Association. She serves on the State of Connecticut Board of Examiners in Psychology.
Thayer is also coauthor of The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce.
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