Books About Children


Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, Ph.D. (May, 2010).

“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 positively alter the immediate and long-term effects of divorce on their children. The key is proven, emotionally intelligent parenting strategies that promote children’s emotional health, resilience, and ability to lead satisfying lives.

Filled with the voices and drawings of children and the stories of families, Putting Children First delivers a positive vision for a future of hope and healing.”



Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: A Parent Guide to Effective Co-parenting

by Susan Blythe Boyan; Ann Marie Termini (REVISED May, 2003)
This book gives parents that are undergoing the divorce process the information they need to make positive decisions regarding their children.

90_1Everything Parent’s Guide to Children And Divorce: Reassuring Advice to Help Your Family Adjust

by Carl Pickhardt (December 2005)
Written by Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D., this book provides parents with the information they need to help prepare their children for the adjustment to having divorced parents.

13_1Ex-Etiquette for Parents : Good Behavior After a Divorce or Separation

by Jann Blackstone-Ford, Sharyl Jupe (October 2004)
From Publishers Weekly Blackstone-Ford is a divorce and stepfamily mediator who married Jupe’s first husband. Together, they’ve written a thoughtful, well-informed guide to practicing good behavior after a divorce or separation. Their combined experiences as wife and ex-wife, along with Blackstone-Ford’s professional expertise, allow them to expound on a number of situations. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

8_1Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way

by M. Gary Neuman (July 1999)
” Gary Neuman has a wonderful way of nourishing parents while reminding us that there are no simple ways to help children through complicated family times. Whether we’re parents, grandparents, or friends, all of us can be grateful for Gary’s encouragement to be natural as we talk to–and listen to–our children. We can also be thankful for his support as we reach out for extra help when we feel we need it.” –Fred Rogers, creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

19_1Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child

by Isolina Ricci (November 1997)
The groundbreaking classic, now revised, updated and expanded, covers the legal, financial and emotional realities of creating two happy and stable homes for children in the often difficult and confusing aftermath of a divorce.

48_1Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children’s Needs

by Philip Stahl (2nd ed. October, 2007)
This book provides information that will insure that parents provide a healthy future for their children post-divorce.

87_1The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce

by Elizabeth Thayer; Jeffrey Zimmerman (July 2001)
The Co-Parenting Survival Guide:Letting go Of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce helps parents who have been through conflict-ridden divorces cope with their disagreements and ultimatley develop a positive co-parenting relationship.

14_1The Truth About Children and Divorce : Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive

by Robert Emery (January 2006)
Nationally recognized expert Robert Emery applies his twenty-five years of experience as a researcher, therapist, and mediator to offer parents a new roadmap to divorce—never before laid out for general readers.

6_1What about the Kids?: Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce

by Judith Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee (March 2004)
GoodBooks Review: If you have children and were to purchase only one book to help guide you in your parenting through divorce, this should be the book. Wallerstein, one of only several long-term reserachers in the area of divorce, finally wrote a parenting primer after 35 years plus of talking to divorced parents and children. This book is as good as having a best friend who talks to you in an honest manner – sharing important information that you don’t always want to hear but very much need to know and understand.

67_1Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster? : A Guide to Parenting

by Anthony Wolf (August 1998)
“Through sample conversations, Wolf presents strategies for opening communication, keeping children out of the middle, and dealing with both the day-to-day complications and long-term effects of divorce.” –Publisher

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