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Author McGhee, Christina.
Title Parenting apart : how separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids / Christina McGhee.
Pub Info New York, NY : Berkley Books, 2010.
book jacket
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  PARENT 306.87 McG     AVAILABLE
 Eastham-Children's Coll.  PARENT 306.874 MCG     AVAILABLE
 Marstons Mills-Main  PARENTING 306.874 MCG     AVAILABLE
 Nantucket-Adult Coll.  306.874 MCG     AVAILABLE
Edition Berkley trade pbk. ed.
Descript xvii, 397 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The defining difference -- Balancing your life -- Understanding the emotional divorce -- Till death do you part -- Managing the legal system -- Walking the walk : pitfalls to avoid -- Factors that affect how children handle divorce -- Infants (newborns to 18 months) -- Toddlers (18 months to 2 years) -- Preschoolers (3 to 5 years) -- Primary schoolers (6 - 9 yrs) -- Pre-teen (9-12 yrs) -- Teenagers (13-18 yrs) -- How to tell your children you are getting a divorce -- What to do when children ask why -- Supporting the other parent's relationship with your child -- Two-home concept and what helps children -- Creating a schedule and agreement that works your children -- Parenting pointers for on duty and off duty parents -- Financial issues : what do kids need to know? -- Dealing with a difficult ex -- Less than ideal situations -- Alienation : what is it and how to respond -- How to help children deal with feelings and be a good listener -- How to handle things when you child is angry -- What to do if your child is sad -- When to get help for children -- When children hear bad things about one of their parents -- Going from we to me : being single and redefining your family -- Dating, new relationships, and kids -- Before you say I do again : second marriages, being a bonus parent and blended families -- Resources for children -- Resources for parents -- Resources for life after divorce -- Tools for communicating between homes -- Resources for managing legal processes -- Resources for parent alienation -- Resources for domestic violence, abuse or addiction.
Summary Provides practical and effective ways to minimize the effects of separation and divorce on children, including how to best guide them through the transition, help them deal with having two homes, and what to do if a child is sad or depressed.
Subject Divorced parents.
Parent and child.
Family members.
ISBN 9780425232125 (alk. paper)
0425232123 (alk. paper)
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