Helping your Child Survive Divorce

Helping your Child Survive Divorce

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How does a child survive divorce? No matter how much parents try to shelter them, children are scarred -- sometimes for life -- by the ending of their parent's marriage. In Helping Your Child Survive Divorce, child psychologist Mary Ann Shaw and her patients, children of all ages, share unique insights into this issue through actual divorce stories. When parents can listen to their children and hear and see themselves from their children's perspective, many problems associated with divorce can be reduced and some can be avoided altogether.

Helping Your Child Survive Divorce follows the divorce process from the roots of an unhappy household, through separation, the legal proceedings, custody and visitation, the postdivorce standard of living, the possibility of moving away from friends and school, and the lifelong process of dealing with divorced parents.

When the worst is over, what does the future hold? Parents may move on to new relationships, but children will live with the emotional repercussions of the divorce for the rest of their lives. Issues will arise -- health care decisions, school problems, choosing a college, getting married -- where both parents will be involved and the child may feel caught in the middle. Divorce is traumatic for all families, but with good parenting techniques, children can emerge from it mentally healthy and able to form lasting relationships. This book will help parents learn how to think first about what's best for their children by seeing divorce through the children's eyes.

Publisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Publishing, 1997
ISBN: 9781559724067
Branch Call Number: 306.874/SHA


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