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  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Divorce & Separation
  • Language:English
  • Pages:186

Coparenting After Divorce

A GPS for Healthy Kids

by Debra K. Carter

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Overview

Divorce is not something that happens once in a courtroom. It is a lifetime change for everyone in the family. Old patterns have to be changed and new patterns have to be tried out and then kept or thrown away. Using a GPS analogy, CoParenting After Divorce: A GPS for Healthy Kids presents a road map to making changes in the new family system, either with or without the help of a parenting coordinator. Included are: - Explanations of the process - Examples of parenting coordination - Self-assessment exercises to help parents assess their own behaviors - Specific tools to help improve communication, focus on children’s needs, and resolve parenting issues - Develop a customized parenting plan The whole family will benefit from this dynamic, scientifically-supported information. It will help parents understand the benefits parenting coordination; how to track factors important for children’s development; how and when to adjust the parenting plan; and how to handle bumps in the road and avoid common mistakes!

Description

Divorce is not something that happens once in a courtroom. It is a lifetime change for everyone in the family. Old patterns have to be changed and new patterns have to be tried out and then kept or thrown away. Using a GPS analogy, CoParenting After Divorce: A GPS for Healthy Kids presents a road map to making changes in the new family system, either with or without the help of a parenting coordinator. Included are: - Explanations of the process - Examples of parenting coordination - Self-assessment exercises to help parents assess their own behaviors - Specific tools to help improve communication, focus on children’s needs, and resolve parenting issues - Develop a customized parenting plan The whole family will benefit from this dynamic, scientifically-supported information. It will help parents understand the benefits parenting coordination; how to track factors important for children’s development; how and when to adjust the parenting plan; and how to handle bumps in the road and avoid common mistakes!

About the author

Debra K. Carter, PhD is a clinical and forensic psychologist, and the co-founder and clinical director of the National Cooperative Parenting Center. She is author of the professional text, Parenting Coordination, along with numerous academic and professional articles. She is a Qualified Parenting Coordinator and internationally recognized expert in Parenting Coordination and alternative dispute resolution. Dr. Carter has presented as an invited speaker at numerous national and international family law conferences. She has trained professionals and worked with families during and after divorce across the United States and in Europe. Dr. Carter has received numerous awards and honors for her clinical work and contributions to the family law system, including “Psychologist of the Year” and recognition as a “Distinguished Psychologist.” She is also the mother of three children.

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