Synopses & Reviews
In this practical book, two experts provide straightforward co-parenting advice to parents facing separation or divorce who wish to pursue the shared parenting approach. Drawing on their extensive experience and research, the authors emphasize the importance of children having significant time with both parents, allowing them to maintain meaningful relationships. By presenting the benefits and challenges, debunking the myths, giving practical tips on communication between the two households, and providing concrete tools to aid in creating co-parenting plans, this book steers parents past their personal feelings toward a successful resolution that is in everyone’s best interest.
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About the Author
is a psychologist with more than 30 years of experience helping parents manage challenging family changes. She is the author of Parenting After Separation.
MICHAEL GREEN is a lawyer who runs a private mediation practice specializing in family conferencing, life skills programs, and dispute resolution. He is the author of Fathers After Divorce.
Table of Contents
Personal reflections 1
1 Parenting after separation 7
2 Benefits and challenges 15
3 Popular myths 30
4 Some ifs and buts 42
5 Sorting out your motives 53
6 Considering childrens choices 67
7 Working out a timetable 76
8 Designing a parenting plan 85
9 Sample parenting plans 94
10 Communicating between households 113
Authors notes 125
Helpful resources 139
About the authors 145