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The Intentional Family

William J. Doherty, Ph.D., The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties "An Intentional Family is one whose members create a working plan for maintaining and building family ties, and then implement the plan as best they can." This book is all about rituals, those "repeated and coordinated activities that have significance for the family" and bond members together. There…

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Putting Children First

JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, Ph.D., Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce This book is one we highly recommend to our clients with children. Right out of the box, Dr. Pedro-Carroll identifies the concerns nearly all children face when their parents separate. Next, she teaches how to respond to those concerns with empathy and love. She debunks the…

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen . . .

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too (Revised Ed.) Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have written two timeless "how-to" books on communication skills for parents. Both are derived from their experiences as parents and child development specialists. In…

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The Truth About Children and Divorce

Robert E. Emery, Ph.D., The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive Dr. Robert Emery is a professor of psychology and the director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and several books. His research…

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Two Homes, One Childhood

Robert E. Emery, Ph.D., Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime The sequel to Bob Emery's groundbreaking book, The Truth About Children and Divorce, Two Homes takes a deeper dive into parenting plans based on children's needs. In his words, "the only parenting plan that will last a lifetime is one that grows and changes right along with your children's…

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