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Getting Through My Parents' Divorce: A Workbook for Children Coping with Divorce, Parental Alienation, and Loyalty Conflicts Paperback – July 1 2015
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Is your child stuck in the middle of a high-conflict divorce? InGetting Through My Parents' Divorce, two psychologists and experts in parental alienation offer a fun and engaging workbook to help kids work through stressful or confusing emotions and feel safe and loved—no matter what.
Divorce is never easy. But for kids who have parents in conflict with one another, or where one parent is so hostile that he or she is actively trying to undermine the kids’ relationship with the other parent, divorce can be unbearable. This workbook is designed especially for kids, and includes helpful tips and exercises to help them deal with the negative impact of custody disputes, understand and identify their feelings, learn to cope with stress and other complex emotions, and feelsecure.
Written by two leading experts in child psychology, this easy-to-use workbook includes a number of helpful suggestions to guide children though a number of possible scenarios, such as what to do if one parent says mean and untrue things about the other parent; what to do if a parent asks them to keep secrets from another parent; or what to do if one parent attempts to replace the other parent with a new spouse.
If you have or know a child that is dealing with a difficult divorce, this workbook will give them the tools needed to move past loyalty conflicts and the difficult emotions that can arise when parents don’t get along.
"Amy J. L. Baker and Katherine C. Andre have written this practical and child-friendly book to help children learn resilience for coping with divorce and other difficult interpersonal situations. They focus on the real experiences of divorce from the standpoint of the child. Through brief, structured written activities and a tone of kindness and support, they offer your child a chance to work through their experiences with self-awareness and a sense of competence.”
—Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP, psychologist who specializes in working with families of divorce, mediator and collaborative divorce professional, and coauthor of The Co-parenting Survival Guide andAdult Children of Divorce
“Getting Through My Parents’ Divorce is a very important and timely book. Written by two experts in the field, this book provides detailed, hands-on guidance for children struggling to make sense of the often chaotic and overwhelming feelings that can result from divorce. I highly recommend it.”
—Joshua Coleman, PhD, psychologist and author ofWhen Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along
“This is an excellent workbook for children whose parents are separated or divorced. As I readGetting Through My Parents’ Divorce I wondered how this book will come into the hands of youngsters who will benefit from it. Perhaps therapists or school counselors will give this book to children from divorced families. The authors, Amy J. L. Baker and Katherine C. Andre, suggest that a parent could give this workbook to his or her child and perhaps help the child with some of the activities. Even better, let’s hope that in some families, the divorcing parents will join together in providing this book to their child—and all of them will find valuable lessons in its pages.”
—William Bernet, MD, Professor Emeritus in the department of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
“Divorce is a family crisis.Getting Through My Parents’ Divorce is a series of lessons for children to strengthen their resolve, learn effective coping skills, and avoid the pitfalls of self-blame and divided loyalties.”
—Douglas Darnell, PhD, CEO of PsyCare, Inc., and author ofDivorce Casualties
About the Author
- Publisher : Instant Help; Workbook edition (July 1 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1626251363
- ISBN-13 : 978-1626251366
- Item weight : 260 g
- Dimensions : 20.96 x 0.64 x 25.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #60,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So far I am thrilled with this book! My daughter is 9.5 y/o and has been dealing with a very angry, hostile father who duped the "family court system" into giving him 50% custody since she was 3. He is angry, abusive and excessively manipulative, more recently turning it all on our daughter with unchecked rage, trying to create loyalty conflicts, etc.etc. As a "co-parent" in these situations, it's so difficult. If you are living it, as I am, you know it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't setup. I've read all the books about how to "co-parent" with a narcissist" and how to... but there's only so much you can do. I was thrilled to find a workbook like this that my daughter can use on her own to discover for herself, exactly what is and is not appropriate behavior for a parent so she can make up her own mind. It offers pages where she can circle the issues "mom and dad fight about" and little stories about other kids with high-conflict parents, places to work out feelings/emotions, etc. I truly believe her realizing she is in a unique situation but is NOT alone is going to go a long, long way in empowering her to stand up for herself. I also love the "workbook buddy" idea! She has spent the last few nights reading and doodling in the book. Thank you to the authors and keep up the great work!