Recommendations for Reading For

Families Experiencing Divorce

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Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes Work For Your Child by Isolina Ricci
This book is a wonderful guide for parents who are divorced or divorcing and want to make the transition as easy as possible for their children. It provides guidelines for how to raise a well-adjusted child in two different households and provides some logical and concrete ideas for ways to navigate a very emotional time.



Mom’s House, Dad’s House For Kids:  Feeling at Home in One Home or Two by Isolina Ricci
This is a book written for children of divorce.  It provides some good information about how to survive this challenging time by sharing things that children can do to feel better, ways to approach their parents about problems and answers to many of the other asked and unasked questions that children have about divorce.  It is all presented in a very positive manner and helps children to draw on their own strengths.
 


The Co-Parenting Survival Guide:  Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce by Elizabeth Thayer, PhD and Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD.
This book remains positive, yet realistic, about what you can and cannot accomplish while encouraging parents to focus on the most important thing: the children.  The book describes many common patterns and problems that families face while offering concrete ideas about how to navigate troubled relationships.
 


Custody Chaos, Personal Peace: Sharing Custody with an Ex Who Drives You Crazy  by Jeffrey Wittmann, PhD
This book is an excellent resource for divorced parents.  Many practical strategies for developing strategies to handle many of the common problems faced by parents who share custody.


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