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Parenting Apart : How Seperated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids - Christina Mcghee

Parenting Apart

How Seperated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids

Paperback Published: 2nd June 2011
ISBN: 9780091939830
Number Of Pages: 395

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A comprehensive and empowering resource for separated and divorced parents to raise happy and secure children

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
  • 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.

About the Author

Christina McGhee is an internationally acclaimed divorce coach and parent educator, who has devoted her career to help families successfully manage the challenges of divorce. She works closely with Resolution, an organisation of 6,000 lawyers that handles 80% of all divorces in England and Wales and promotes child-focused solutions. In addition to maintaining a private practice, she hosts an online resource for parents, www.divorceandchildren.com and has appeared on the Channel 4 documentary How to Divorce Without Screwing up Your Children.

Industry Reviews

"This indispensable resource should be placed in the hands of every separated and divorced parent" Jack Canfield, Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul "Parenting Apart is the book every child wishes their divorced parents would read" Amy McCready, Parenting expert and founder of Positive Parenting Solutions

What you need to know about this book
Foreword
Introduction
Part One: How Am I Going To Get Through This?
1: The defining difference
2: Balancing your life
3: Understanding the emotional divorce
4: Till death do you part
5: Managing the legal system
6: Walking the walk: pitfalls to avoid
Part Two: How Children Are Affected By Divorce
7: Factors that affect how children handle divorce
8: Infants (newborn to 18 months)
9: Toddlers (18 months to two years)
10: Preschoolers (three to five years)
11: Primary schoolers (six to nine years)
12: Pre-teens (9-12 years)
13: Teenagers (13-18 years)
Part Three: A Guide To The Most Common Problems And Issues For Divorced Or Separated Parents
14: How to tell your children you are getting a divorce
15. What to do when children ask why
16. Supporting the other parent's relationship with your children
17: Two-home concept and what helps children
18: Creating a schedule and agreement that works for your children
19: Parenting pointers for on-duty and off-duty parents
20: Financial issues: what do kids need to know?
21: Dealing with a difficult ex
22: Less-than-ideal situations
23: Alienation: what is it and how to respond
24: How to help children deal with feelings and be a good listener
25: How to handle things when your child is angry
26: What to do when your child is sad
27: When to get help for children
28: When children hear bad things about one of their parents
Part Four: Moving On From Divorce
29: Going from we to me: being single and redefining your family
30: Dating, new relationships and kids
31: Before you say 'I do' again: second marriages, being a bonus parent and blended families
Resource index for parents and children
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents provided by Ebury Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780091939830
ISBN-10: 0091939836
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 395
Published: 2nd June 2011
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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