The groundbreaking handbook that helps parents guide their children through divorce and co-parenting — including the introduction of step-parents — from a New York Times bestselling author and child psychologist.
This is the definitive work from the renowned child psychologist Judith Wallerstein on a subject that concerns millions of American moms and dads: How can you protect your children during and after divorce?
Divorce is not a single event but a lifelong trajectory of changed circumstances that demand a different kind of parenting than we have ever known. In What About the Kids? Wallerstein draws on thirty years of in-depth interviews with children of divorce and their parents to show how to create a new family with compassion and wisdom. It covers issues that arise at the time of divorce as well as suggestions for talking to your children months and years after the event.
Eminent psychologist Judith S. Wallerstein shares her unique insight and advice in What About the Kids? — the first comprehensive guide to easing the impact of divorce on your children — including:
The best and worst ages for children to experience their parents’ divorce
Right and wrong ways to explain divorce to your children
Choosing a custody arrangement that’s best for your child
How to involve the grandparents — a major resource?
Getting the children on your side when you form new relationships
The positive effects of divorce on children (believe it or not)
How divorce can actually make you a better parent
Raising children who grow up able to form lasting relationships