Resources

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For Children and Parents in the Divorce Process

UpToParents.org
This is a great educational website for parents about the effects of divorce on children. It is “required reading” for all mediation clients with children

ProudToParent.org
This great educational website is for parent who have never been married, who are splitting up, and who have children. It is “required reading” for all never married mediation clients with children.

OurFamilyWizard.com
This is an interactive and secure website for separated or divorced parents to communicate and share information. It allows families to eliminate the stress of verbal communication and a way for family members to retrieve important information or access a schedule from any location.

Books About Divorce

Joint Custody with a Jerk by Julie A. Ross and Judy Corcoran
This book provides tips on how to handle an uncooperative co parent and your own emotions when in conflict. It also offers problem solving and conflict resolution information.

We’re Still Family, What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce by Constance Ahrons, Ph.D.
Constance Ahrons challenges the myth that children of divorce are troubled, drug abusing, academically challenged, and unable to form adult relationships. Instead she provides evidence based information that divorce is not as devastating as some researchers have suggested. This book offers useful information for helping to create resiliency in children of divorce.

The Truth about Children and Divorce by Robert E. Emery Ph.D.
In this book, Robert Emery applies his twenty-five years of experience as researcher, therapist, and mediator to offer parents state of the art insight into children and the divorce process. Topics include how parents can manage the potentially toxic feelings of their divorce and deal more effectively with the necessary daily tasks—from talking to children and creating a workable parenting schedule to dealing with legal issues.

Mom’s House, Dad’s House by Isolina Ricci
Considered a classic, Ricci’s book focuses on the experience of parents throughout the divorce process. Parents are guided through helpful exercises and self-assessments to identify their own feelings and take stock of their relationship with the other parent.

Resources for Children Dealing with Divorce

Lemons 2 Lemonade, How to Handle Life When Things Go Sour Between Mom and Dad
This is an award winning DVD program designed to address many of the concerns and problems faced by children of divorce. It is for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old.

Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown
This book is a powerful guide for children about divorce. It helps them cope with the myriad of changes brought on by divorce, and normalize how divorce may be impacting them. It’s for for children 4-8 years old.

Missing Rabbit by Roni Schotter
A comfort to children who “go back and forth,” Schotter’s (Captain Snap and the Children of Vinegar Lane) thoughtfully conceived story addresses the anxieties of very young children living under joint custody arrangements. For ages 3-6 years old.

Was it the Chocolate Pudding: A Story For Little Kids About Divorce by Sandra Levin
This book emphasize that divorce is not the fault of children. It is filled with innocence and humor and lot’s of practical insight on daily matters.

My Stick Family by Natalie Reilly and Brandi Pavaese
This book emphasizes and reaffirms the resilience and constancy of love for children within the family, even after a marriage ends.

Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids by Isolina Ricci,Ph.D.
Designed for children 10 years and up, this books invites children to learn more about how their family is changing while giving them the opportunity to develop important life skills.

OTHER DIVORCE RESOURCES

The following are individuals who help clients make sound decisions in Mediation.

Jeff Rubenstien, Keller Williams
Very helpful when clients are facing short sales and foreclosures in the divorce process.

Dan Burnette at Long Green Planning
Specializes in providing financial advice throughout the divorce process.

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