The bestselling book that coaches parents on how to work together to effectively and successfully parent while living apart
If you are divorced or in the process of getting a divorce, you may be concerned about the effects it may have on your child or children. Thorough in coverage and updated with topics that affect today's families, "Does Wednesday Mean Mom's House or Dad's?" helps you keep your children in the number-one, priority spot before, during, and after your divorce.
Nonjudgmental in tone, with practical and wise advice, the Second Edition covers many new topics including collaborative divorce, fathers' rights, and the use of electronic devices to manage children's complex scheduled activities across two households. New chapters cover the issue of abuse in custody evaluations as well as the use of the Internet to address matters that arise in divorce and custody cases.
Written by a psychologist and child custody expert, this book provides an accessible road map that helps you:
Break the news of divorce to your children
Keep them informed without overburdening them
Anticipate your child's behavioral and emotional responses
Simplify your children's lives as well as your own, through the use of highly adaptable schedules and plans for visitation
Know what to expect in the legal process
Avoid the pitfalls of parenting from a distance
Both reassuring and realistic, the Second Edition helps you to help your children deal with your divorce and to handle the changes in their lives. This book won't tell you how to "win" custody battles, but it will show you how to put your kids' best interests first as you work with your spouse to parent together while living apart.