Raising your Children Cooperatively After SeparationBook - 2006
This important and timely book shows how shared parenting can work after separation and how both parents can maintain meaningful relationships with their children. The authors, Jill Burrett and Michael Green, bring to this work their expertise in counselling and mediation, respectively. They provide sample parenting plans - both complex and simple - for various types of separated families. The practical tools they offer work in every party's best interests - especially the children's. With legislation in many jurisdictions now enshrining shared parental responsibility and parenting time, the authors show separated parents how to make this work. They cite supporting research which indicates how important it is for children to continue meaningful relationships after family breakdown. Myths and misconceptions are dealt with, together with practical advice on how parents can get past their hurt and anger and focus on approaches that will benefit their children. The authors also tackle the nuts and bolts of weekly routines and include useful suggestions on timetabling and communication between households. Once a good shared parenting arrangement is in place, the emotional benefits reveal themselves: mums becoming more comfortable with sharing the children; dads learning to truly be with the children; and children being happier in shared care arrangements, and so benefiting their parents.
Publisher: Lane Cove, N.S.W. : 2006
Branch Call Number: ANF 649.10243 BURR
Characteristics: xvi, 176 p. ; 22 cm