When Parents Part: How Mothers And Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal With Separation And Divorce

October 18, 2016|
When Parents Part: How Mothers And Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal With Separation And Divorce by Penelope Leach
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Using the latest scientific research in child development, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, details the effects of divorce on children in five stages of life—infants, toddlers, primary-school children, teenagers, and young adults—some of whom are far more deeply affected than previously thought. She explains recent studies that overturn common assumptions, showing, for example, that  many standard custody arrangements for young children can be harmful. Leach’s advice is meticulously considered and exhaustive, covering everything from access, custody, and financial and legal considerations to managing separate sets of technology in two households, and she includes the voices of parents and children to illustrate her points. Above all, she holds up “mutual parenting” as the ideal way to co-parent after a divorce, offering concrete ways for parents to put responsiveness to their children’s needs ahead of their feelings about each other.

PENELOPE LEACH is a research psychologist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a visiting professor at Winchester University, and a Senior Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, and at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She has been president of the Child Minding Association, vice president...
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Title:When Parents Part: How Mothers And Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal With Separation And Divorce
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.8 in
Published:October 18, 2016
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781101872192

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