The Divorced Child: Strengthening Your Family through the First Three Years of Separation

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Macmillan, Jan 5, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Divorce is a reality of today's family life, but clinical research has shown that it is possible to mitigate its negative effects on children. Dr. Joseph Nowinski, a family therapist with over 20 years of experience treating families, argues that there is a three-year window in which to acclimate children to the change in family life. Combining case studies with new research, Dr. Nowinski gives parents the information and the tools to work through the transition. Written in a warm and authoritative tone, Nowinski will teach parents to:

· Focus on your child's new day-to-day reality

· Identify early signs of trouble

· Help your child through the separation process and help them develop coping skills that will remain with them through life

 

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Contents

The Three Crucial Years What Parents Need to Know about Children and Divorce
Part One ChildCentered Divorce
The Divorced Family
Talking to Children about Divorce
Relocating
The New Look in Child Custody
New Beginnings
How to Be Part of the Solution and not Part of the Problem
Divorce and Insecurity
Building and Maintaining a Support Network
Ages Six to Eleven
Guiding your Child toward Healthy Peer Groups
The Importance of Structure Predictability and Routine
Direction and Discipline
Tantrums and Oppositional Behavior
School and Social Phobias

How Resilient Are You?
Your Emotional Health and Your Child
How Balanced is Your Lifestyle?
Healthy versus Unhealthy Ways of Relieving Your Stress
Ages One to Five
Separation and Attachment
The Need for Exploration
Alcohol and Drugs
Ages Twelve to Eighteen
Who Am
What Do I Stand for?
Conclusion
About the Author
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Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D., is a psychologist and family therapist. Currently the Supervising Psychologist at the University of Connecticut Health Center, he lectures frequently at the Hazeldon Foundation, and the University of Mexico Medical School. He is the author of The Identity Trap: Saving Our Teens from Themselves and 6 Questions That Can Change Your Life. Winner of the Nautilus award. He lives in Connecticut.

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