CoParenting After Divorce : A GPS For Healthy Kids
Using a GPS analogy, Co Parenting After Divorce presents a road map for developing a customized parenting plan either with a parenting coordinator or on your own. Learn what to expect from a parenting coordinator and from the court system, how to track factors important for your child's development, how and when to adjust the plan, and how to handle bumps in the road and avoid common mistakes. Written by one of only a few experts on parenting coordination, Dr. Debra Carter provides solid information that every divorcing parent needs to know before, during and after the divorce. Instead of letting conflict and divorce harm children, this book helps parents avoid actions and behaviors that influence kids in a lifelong negative way, and instead gives parents tools to prevent harm to their children even when parents are no longer together.
- Paperback | 186 pages
- 142 x 218 x 16mm | 260g
- 12 May 2015
- HCI Press
- Scottsdale, United States
"This book, written by a pioneer in the development of Parenting Coordination practice, is a well-crafted, practical guide for parents who have lost their direction in the stormy seas of high-conflict shared custody situations. Dr. Carter de-mystifies concepts such as coparenting, parenting plans and provides guidance in managing common issues encountered in these complex, challenging situations. It distills and applies the best relevant social science research for parents and professionals alike. This is the book I'll refer parents to who ask the question, "Should I consider using a Parenting Coordinator?" Matthew J. Sullivan, PhD; Author of Overcoming the CoParenting Trap "There are two things that are extremely important for parents who are separating: they need the knowledge and child-focused tools to formulate their own parenting plan, and they need to have a process to minimize conflict as they move into the future. Debra Carter is contributing a valuable resource for these parents that gives them the practical and child-developmental tools to craft their customized plan, detailed and understandable information about the parenting coordination process which can help them work through serious conflict, and communication skills for keeping on track to avoid future problems. All of this is furnished in language the parents can absorb and identify with, and is underscored with real-life scenarios." Hugh E. Starnes, Senior Circuit Judge, Fort Myers, FL "CoParenting After Divorce is a clear and simple explanation of Parenting Coordination, as well as a helpful step-by-step guide for separated parents navigating issues from infants to the terrible 2's through older teens. I really liked comparing the Parenting Coordinator to a GPS system that helps the parents stay on course -- to reach a positive destination for their child(ren). Carter provides lots of research, many examples of parents overcoming conflict, and an abundance of hope. She really knows her stuff! I recommend this book as a helpful introduction to Parenting Coordination for any parent -- and professional!" Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., President of High Conflict Institute. He is the author of several books, including It's All Your Fault: 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything. "Dr. Carter's Guidance for Parenting System gives parents a clear road map for navigating to the most important destination: healthy children. This clear, concise guide spells out proven ways to reduce conflict and keep children's needs a top priority. This book is a 'must have' for divorcing parents". JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Child Specialist; Author, Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Tthrive Through Divorce. "One of Dr. Carter's unique gifts is her ability to weed through voluminous research literatures to identify, sort out, and communicate only the most important concepts -- in a way that anyone can digest and understand. The "GPS" concept of this book is an apt and perfect metaphor for how she serves us all by illuminating the most productive paths. Parents will find great value in this book; it is a straightforward and eye-opening but "easy" read. In my view, a terrific and much-needed contribution!" Jamie McHale, Ph.D. Director, Family Study Center, University of South Florida
About Debra K. Carter
Debra K. Carter, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and internationally recognized expert in parenting coordination. She is co-founder of the National Cooperative Parenting Center, author of the professional title, Parenting Coordination: A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals, and a frequent keynote speaker across the U.S. and Italy. Dr. Carter resides in Florida.