The Unexpected Legacy Of Divorce

Author : Julia M. Lewis
ISBN : 9780786870738
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 29.25 MB
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Divorce is at once a widespread reality and a painful decision, so it is no surprise that this landmark study of its long-term effects should both spark debate and find a large audience. In this compelling, thought-provoking book, Judith Wallerstein explains that, while children do learn to cope with divorce, it in fact takes its greatest toll in adulthood, when the sons and daughters of divorced parents embark on romantic relationships of their own. Wallerstein sensitively illustrates how children of divorce often feel that their relationships are doomed, seek to avoid conflict, and fear commitment. Failure in their loving relationships often seems to them preordained, even when things are going smoothly. As Wallerstein checks in on the adults she first encountered as youngsters more than twenty-five years ago, she finds that their experiences mesh with those of the millions of other children of divorce, who will find themselves on every page. With more than 100,000 copies in print, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce spent three weeks on the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Denver Post bestseller lists. The book was also featured on two episodes of Oprah as well as on the front cover of Time and the New York Times Book Review.
Category: Family & Relationships

What About The Kids

Author : Sandra Blakeslee
ISBN : 9781401397616
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 22.74 MB
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The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce gave us new and important insight into the long-term effects of divorce on children who have grown into adulthood. What About the Kids? is a new book that tells parents in unprecedented detail how to help their children over the long haul--what to say, what to do, what to expect--every step of the way. Tapping into the latest findings on how children develop, this clearly written guidebook helps parents understand why children at different ages react the way they do to divorce and how to head off trouble before it begins. The book follows divorce chronologically so parents can find advice for whatever stage of the experience they are in, including how to help older children many years after the breakup. Part One--The Immediate Breakup: What you need to know to get your own life back on track, what to tell the children, how children react, the reasons for their reactions, and thoughts on when is the best time to divorce. Part Two--The First Few Years: Setting routines, getting legal help, choosing the right custody to fit your child, finding support, and how to realistically follow the advice 'don't fight.' Part Three--Assessing the Post-Divorce Family Five and Ten Years Down the Road: Take another close look at yourself and your kids. Divorce requires a new kind of father, mother, and teenager. Part Four--When Outsiders Join the Family: Dating, sex, remarriage, blended families, holidays, and what step-parents need to know. Part Five--Conversations for a Lifetime: How to talk with your children as they enter young adulthood so they feel safe and free to seek relationships based on love, trust, and mutual commitment. What About the Kids? is the ultimate resource for any person wishing to ease the effects of divorce on children, and for all divorced parents who want to ensure their children's future happiness.
Category: Family & Relationships

Familie Jugend Generation

Author : Nora Kottmann
ISBN : 9783658015688
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 27.97 MB
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Der demographische Wandel hat in allen postindustriellen Gesellschaften unübersehbare ökonomische, kulturelle und soziale Folgen; sie zeigen sich nicht zuletzt in der Entgrenzung von Familie, Jugend(lichkeit) und Generation(alität). Begleitet von Verunsicherungen und Risiken, aber auch Chancen und Möglichkeiten werden familiäre Lebensformen, (Geschlechter-)Identitäten und Altersrollen neu ausgehandelt. Als Reaktion darauf deuten sich in globaler Perspektive diverse Anforderungen und Handlungsstrategien an. Dies nehmen die AutorInnen zum Anlass, Familie – Jugend – Generation im japanischen sowie europäischen/deutschen Kontext interdisziplinär zu betrachten und (mögliche) Veränderungen sowohl diskursiv als auch konkret lebensweltlich zu untersuchen.
Category: Social Science

Great Myths Of Child Development

Author : Stephen Hupp
ISBN : 9781118521243
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 20.48 MB
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Great Myths of Child Development reveals the latest evidence-based science behind the myths and misconceptions about the developing child. Shatters the most commonly-held child development myths Reveals the science behind such topical issues as twin-telepathy, sex-prediction, and imaginary friends Covers hot-button issues like childhood vaccines, spankings, “time-outs,” and breastfeeding of older children Features numerous pop culture references and examples drawn from popular TV shows and movies, such as Duck Dynasty, Modern Family and Mad Men Points to a wealth of supplementary resources for interested parents—from evidence-based treatments and self-help books to relevant websites
Category: Psychology

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Women Sex And Feminism

Author : Carrie L. Lukas
ISBN : 9781596986138
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 42.72 MB
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We’ve been duped. We were raised to think we could have it all. In college we were told that men weren’t necessary. Pop culture told us that career—not family—came first. The idea of being a stay-at-home mom was for losers. And yet are we happier than our mothers or grandmothers, who grew up before women were "liberated" by the sexual revolution? For many women, the answer is no. In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Women, Sex, and Feminism, Carrie Lukas, a young career woman and new mother, sets the record straight: correcting the lies women have been told and slamming the door on the screaming harpies of NOW, feminist professors, and the rest of the bra-burners who have done so much to wreck women’s lives. Bet your feminist teacher never told you: * Women’s lib has "liberated" men from having to commit, "freed" women from marriage, and often "unshackled" women from having a family. * More than ever, women in their twenties and thirties live alone, are discarded by boyfriends after "living together," and are watching their biological clocks tick past the point of no return. * Women still prefer men who are breadwinners and can protect them physically.
Category: Social Science

A Woman Of Healthy Relationships

Author : Dee Brestin
ISBN : 0781444462
Genre : Religion
File Size : 40.48 MB
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Healthy relationships don’t just happen, but God gives us great wisdom that, if applied, can give us the kind of relationships for which our hearts long. The woman who brought you The Friendships of Women now broadens the scope to include nine lessons on all kinds of relationships. In A Woman of Healthy Relationships you will: Discover how your vertical relationship impacts off of your horizontal relationships Learn about setting boundaries with adult children, spouses, and friends Find hope for fractured families and for breaking the chain of family dysfunction Learn how to overcome adult sibling rivalries
Category: Religion

Failure To Flourish

Author : Clare Huntington
ISBN : 9780190212209
Genre : Law
File Size : 52.1 MB
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Exploring the connection between families and inequality, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the legal system makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships, exacerbating the growing inequality in America. Failure to Flourish contends that we must re-orient the legal system to help families avoid crises and, when conflicts arise, intervene in a manner that heals relationships. To understand how wrong our family law system has gone and what we need to repair it, Failure to Flourish takes us from ancient Greece to cutting-edge psychological research, and from the chaotic corridors of local family courts to a quiet revolution under way in how services are provided to families in need. Incorporating the latest insights of positive psychology and social science research, the book sets forth a new, more emotionally intelligent vision for a legal system that not only resolves conflict but actively encourages the healthy relationships that are at the core of a stable society.
Category: Law