Parenting After Divorce: Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children's Needs

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Impact Publishers, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 194 pages
"Your divorce doesn't have to damage your children..., " Stahl assures, " ... especially if you limit your children's exposure to your conflicts." He knows parents are not perfect, and he uses that knowledge to show imperfect parents how to settle their differences in the best interests of the children. This revised and updated second edition features ideas from the latest research, more information on long-distance parenting, dealing with the courts, and working with a difficult co-parent. A realistic perspective on divorce and its effects on children, Parenting After Divorce features knowledgeable advice from an expert custody evaluator. Packed with real-world examples, this book avoids idealistic assumptions, and offers practical help for divorcing parents, custody evaluators, family court counselors, marriage and family therapists and others interested in the best interests of the children.
 

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Stressing the need to let go of anger toward the other parent, to do one's personal best regardless of the other parent, and to choose the best for the child, Stahl, a psychologist, therapist, and ... Read full review

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I have many years experience facilitating divorce recovery workshops and support groups and mediating divorce settlements. I have attended a workshop / seminar conducted by this author. This is one of the best books available on this topic. Divorcing or divorced parents would do their children and eternal favor if they would read and FOLLOW, i.e. LIVE, the advice of this author. I consider Stahl a tremendous resource and a man with a heart.
-Don C. Hampton
 

Contents

Conflict Communication CoParenting
15
Its Time for a Truce
31
Your Child Is Not a Percentage
45
Your Childs Childhood
61
Children Arent Property
87
Taking Care of Yourself
107
Dealing with Special Problems
129
Dealing with the Courts
153
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Philip M. Stahl, PhD, is a Board-Certified forensic psychologist specializing in high conflict divorce. Dr. Stahl conducts continuing education training for psychologists, attorneys, judges, and evaluators who work with these families. He teaches and has written extensively in the area of custody evaluations and divorce; his latest work (2013) from the American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Forensic Psychology Consultation in the Child Custody Litigation: A Handbook for Work Product Review, Case Preparation and Expert Testimony, is co-authored by Robert A. Simon, PhD. His prior books include Complex Issues in Custody Evaluations and Conducting Child Custody Evaluations: A Comprehensive Guide. Dr. Stahl resides in Arizona.

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