In this day and age, when a family is experiencing a separation, one of the first places looked to for information is the internet. Alas, you found this blog post with a reading list for separating parents. The ease with which information is now available to us via the great world wide web has positive and negative elements, but that is a discussion for a different post, a different time.

The focus of this post is to help you in your quest for information as you navigate the challenging and often murky waters of separation.

Here is a reading list for separating parents with good old-fashioned books that our clients going through a separation have found helpful:

  1. “Kids Are Worth It!: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline” by Barbara Coloroso
  2. BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns” by Bill Eddy
  3. “So, What’s Your Proposal?: Shifting High-Conflict People from Blaming to Problem Solving in 30 Seconds!” by Bill Eddy
  4. “Stepping Up to a Happy Stepfamily” by Blythe Ward
  5. “Listen to Me!!!: Your Child and Your Divorce” by Daniel Gottlieb
  6. “The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  7. “Co-parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce” by Deesha Philyaw & Michael D. Thomas
  8. “Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child. A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Remarried” by Isolina Ricci

It is important to remember that online and paperback resources can be helpful helpful but do not serve as a substitute for independent legal advice. You are strongly encouraged to speak to a lawyer to better understand your rights, obligations, and process options.

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