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Mom S House Dad S House

Author : Isolina Ricci
ISBN : 9781476747224
Genre : Psychology
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Internationally renowned therapist, family expert and mediator Isolina Ricci, Ph.D. presents this definitive and newly updated guide to divorce and making shared custody work for parents and children. The ground-breaking classic, Mom’s House, Dad’s House, has become the standard for two generations of divorcing parents, and includes examples, self-tests, checklists, tools, and guidelines to help separated moms and dads with the legal, emotional, and financial issues they will encounter as they work to create happy and stable homes. This comprehensive guide looks anew at the needs of all family members with creative options and common-sense advice, including: * The map to a “decent divorce” and two happy homes * Helping children of divorce with age-specific advice * Negotiating Parental Agreements and custody arrangements * Breaking away from “negative intimacy” with a difficult ex-husband or ex-wife * Sidestepping destructive myths about divorce (and marriage) * Handling long-distance parenting and parenting alone With Mom’s House, Dad’s House, parents will learn how to help their children heal and find a sense of continuity, security, and stability throughout the divorce process and in any custody situation.
Category: Psychology

Mom S House Dad S House For Kids

Author : Isolina Ricci
ISBN : 1416595724
Genre : Family & Relationships
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From the author of the classic Mom’s House, Dad’s House, the essential guide for kids on how to stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again. Isolina Ricci’s Mom’s House, Dad’s House has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years. With her new book, Dr. Isa adapts her time-tested advice on maneuvering the emotional, logistical, and legal realities of separation, divorce, and stepfamilies to speak directly to children. Alongside practical ways to cope with big changes she offers older children and their families key resiliency tools that kids can use now and the rest of their lives. Kids and families are encouraged to believe in themselves, to take heart, and to plan for their lives ahead. Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids is packed with practical tips, frank answers, easy-to-use lists, “train your brain” ideas, reproducible worksheets, and things to try when words just won’t come out right. Kids will learn how to: · Deal with parents living apart, schedules, and dueling house rules · Settle comfortably in one home or two · Stay out of the “miserable middle” when parents fight · Manage stress, guilt, change, fear, and other feelings · Stay connected with parents, relatives, and the “right” friends · Appreciate the gifts (and deal with the gripes) of their new version of family · Feel better FAST! Kids can’t get their parents back together, but they can help themselves get stronger and go on to succeed in life. This book shows them how.
Category: Family & Relationships

Building Our House

Author : Jonathan Bean
ISBN : 9780374380236
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 52.13 MB
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A young girl narrates her family's move from the city to the country, where they have bought a piece of land and live in a trailer while they build a house from the ground up, with help from relatives and friends.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

My Two Homes

Author : Susan Magsamen
ISBN : 1402748264
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 73.33 MB
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A sense of gentleness permeates the pages of this book for children and parents experiencing separation or divorce. Families who've been there provide useful ideas that lead to two healthy, encouraging home environments. Family activity: a home-to-home binder for contact information, schedules, family/teacher communications, after-school activities, and more.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Children Come First

Author : Howard H. Irving
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 33.12 MB
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For three decades Dr. Howard H. Irving has championed the use of divorce mediation outside the adversarial court system to save couples and their children the bitterness of winner-takes-all custody battles. Here, he calls on his vast experience of mediating more than 2,000 cases to help couples contemplating divorce.
Category: Family & Relationships

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids

Author : Laura Markham
ISBN : 9781101613627
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 68.96 MB
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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Daddy Shift

Author : Jeremy Adam Smith
ISBN : 0807021202
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An analysis of a growing trend in stay-at-home fathers explores the qualities of families with income-earning moms and fathers who take less-traditional and more involved roles in raising their children, in a series of case profiles that considers social, historical, and economic factors.
Category: Family & Relationships


Author : Susan Wisdom
ISBN : 9780307421685
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 48.49 MB
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Love may be sweeter the second time around, but once the bliss of a newfound relationship wears off a little, the reality of being part of a stepfamily sets in. If you are one of the millions of remarried Americans facing the challenge of blending two existing families into one cohesive whole, you are part of a stepcouple—and you know all too well how hard it can be to make your marriage work in sometimes tough terrain. Different parenting styles, finances, relationships with ex-spouses, legal matters, and even seemingly simple issues such as the kinds of chores assigned to children can chisel away at your union if you don’t always make your marriage a priority. Stepcoupling offers advice for stepcouples on how to do just that—all the while strengthening their blended family with a healthy marriage. Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green provide tips and strategies on dealing with the issues remarried couples face, with a wealth of advice from real-life stepcouples, such as: * Learning to tailor your expectations of your spouse or children and remembering that no family is perfect * Knowing where your boundaries are, whether involving a hostile ex-spouse or a stepchild who demands too much attention * Realizing that traits like flexibility, tolerance, forgiveness, and openness are especially essential in a stepfamily situation * Making “us” time for talking, problem-solving, weekends away, and enjoying your marriage to constantly renew and strengthen your bond as a couple Let this invaluable remarriage manual help you make your stepcouple the foundation of a strong, happy, and successful stepfamily. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Family & Relationships

A New Way To Win

Author : Tobias Desjardins
ISBN : 9780578049359
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 47.49 MB
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This book reveals what many family law attorneys would rather you didn't know: that you can end your custody battle without giving in, giving up or going broke. It contains insider tips that will show you how you can save thousands of dollars, improve your relationship with your kids, sleep better at night, and put the family law courts behind you. Drawing upon years of experience as a mediator, shared-custody educator, and therapist specializing in separation and divorce, Mr. Desjardins introduces parents, step parents, and grandparents, to the tools that millions of people around the globe are using to resolve their child-custody problems. If you are recently separated or divorced and want to avoid getting into a custody dispute in the first place, this book will help you do just that. If you are already in a custody battle and have tried everything you can think of to help the kids "win," but have failed, this book is for you. All of the proceeds from this book are being donated to the non-profit International Center for Peaceful Shared Custody in support of its goal of building a global community of parents helping parents through separation and divorce. "With an easy-to-read writing style, Mr. Desjardins makes a convincing case for "winning" a decent parenting arrangement after a divorce. I'm a family law attorney who agrees completely with his strategy." -Bill Eddy, LCSW, CFLS, Attorney, Mediator, & author of High Conflict People in Legal Disputes "This book could save you a bundle in attorney's fees--enough to send your kids to Harvard! This book is a must read." -Dr. Elizabeth Roberts, Child Psychiatrist, & author of Should You Medicate Your Child's Mind? "If you want to minimize the risk factors for your children during divorce, A New Way to Win should be high on your reading list." -Forrest S. Mosten, adjunct professor of Law, UCLA, and author of Collaborative Divorce Handbook "A NEW WAY TO WIN is a breath of fresh air in the field of custody mediation. As relationship counselors for 35 years, Kathlyn and I have seen every way imaginable that divorcing parents can do custody disputes painfully. Now, with Tobias Desjardins new book, they have a guidebook and map to make this journey friendlier for all concerned. We recommend A NEW WAY TO WIN highly." -Dr. Kathlyn and Dr. Gay Hendricks, authors of Conscious Loving and Five Wishes "This well-organized and comprehensive book is a consumer's guide to the alternatives available to parents who want to avoid fighting in court" -Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D., parenting coordination expert and author. "Clearly written and process oriented, the book provides an outstanding resource for parents" -John N. Hartson, Ph.D., author of Creating Effective Parenting Plans: A Developmental Approach for Lawyers and Divorce Professionals. "A vital guide to help parents and children move beyond custody disputes" -Lisa Love, Ph.D., author of Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction
Category: Family & Relationships

Contemplating Divorce

Author : Susan Pease Gadoua
ISBN : 9781572245242
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 88.80 MB
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Just as there are right and wrong reasons to marry, there are good and bad reasons to divorce. Some couples are quick to split because they are unwilling to devote the necessary effort to fixing their relationships or to understanding their partners, while others miss out on personal fulfillment by staying too long in unhealthy marriages. This insightful and practical guide, written by a therapist with nearly a decade of experience counseling those considering divorce, will help you evaluate your marriage to determine whether you should stay or go. Without bias toward or against the option of divorce, Contemplating Divorce includes helpful tools to guide you to the right decision. Use the tests and relationship evaluations to assess your level of fulfillment in your marriage Learn about the five types of needs happy marriages satisfy Find out how to fix 'problem areas' in your relationship Plan for the future, whether you decide to stay or move on This is a much-needed book. The anxiety in making a life-changing decision is sometimes overwhelming. It is of immense help to have a coach like Susan Pease Gadoua! -John Bradshaw, best-selling author of Homecoming and Creating Love Better than therapy! Pease Gadoua allows the reader who is contemplating any great change to process the pros and cons in the confines of his or her own heart and mind, leaving no chance for those on the fence to skip out on the truth. A must-read for any transition. -Joan Anderson, bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, and The Second Journey Making an appointment to see a divorce lawyer doesn't mean that the person I am advising necessarily needs or wants a divorce. With Pease Gadoua's wise, thorough, and accessible book, Contemplating Divorce, at last there is a resource I can give to confused and unhappy clients who think the marriage may be over but can't decide whether the embers are truly dead or not. -Pauline H. Tesler, author of Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law An exceptional and outstanding book for all those considering making the life-altering decision to divorce. Pease Gadoua offers profound personal insight and practical guidance that empowers adults to find clarity, overcome hurdles, and make the best choices for the future of their relationships. I wholeheartedly recommend Contemplating Divorce to men and women alike. -Helene Taylor, Esq., president and founder of
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