Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: A Parent Guide to Effective Co-Parenting

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This book is used by parents as part of the Cooperative Parenting and Divorce video-based psychoeducational program as well as an independent self-help guide.


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Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: A Parent Guide to Effective Co-Parenting is a parent workbook that provides vital information and gives real-life examples and worksheets so parents may practice new skills that shield their children from parental conflict. This book is used by parents as part of the Cooperative Parenting and Divorce video-based psychoeducational program as well as an independent self-help guide. In addition, psychotherapists, co-parent counselors, divorce coaches, child specialists, family attorneys and parenting coordinators use this guide as an adjunct to their services for separating and divorcing families. “Winner of a 2000 Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media (Parenting Division) Award!”


Table Of Contents:

1. Child Focused or Out of Focus: Making a Commitment to Caring
Learning to be Child Focused
Why Conflict Hurts
What’s the Cost
Commitment to Caring Contract
A Child’s Reactions to Divorce

2. Plan For Peace or Tug of War: Allowing My Child to Love Both Parents
Forced to Choose (Loyalty Binds)
When a Child is Caught in the Middle
What If There Were Only One Parent
Two Parents Are Better Than One
Positive Qualities of the Co-Parent
Through My Child’s Eyes
Allow Your Child to Love Both Parents

Keeping Your Child Out of the Middle
When Your Child is Manipulating
On the Receiving End of a Note
Your Child Refuses to Visit or Talk
Don’t Burden Your Child with Your Needs
Tips for Easing Transitions
Creating Two Homes

3. Letting Go or Holding On: Changing my Long-Term Role
Individual Role
Parenting Role
Child-Rearing Decisions Activity
Family Role
Letting Go
Divorce and Grief
Memory Activity
Forgiveness
Disengaging
Attached versus Detached
Engaged trough Revenge
Engaged through Hope
Decision to Let Go
Letting-Go Ritual
Disengagement Contract

4. Make It Better or Keep It Bitter: Choosing My Personal Path
Realignment
Characteristics of a Business Relationship
Obstacles to Realignment
Assumptions
Expectations
Language
Refusal to Realign
“Poor Me”
Control
Revenge
Position vs Interest
STP-A Technique

5. Neither Fight Nor Take Flight: Managing My Anger
Activity: What is Anger
Activity: Signs of Anger
Activity: My First Signs of Anger
Anger Triggers
Anger Progression
Expressions of Anger
Anger: Helpful or Hurtful
Constructive Uses of Anger
Constructive Uses of Anger Activity
Destructive Uses of Anger
Anger is a Choice
What to Do to Manage Your Anger
Beliefs and Thoughts
Recognizing Beliefs Activity
Changing Distorted Beliefs
Escalating Triggers
Challenging Beliefs
Anger Dos and Don’ts
Anger and Children

6. Defuse or Light the Fuse: Taking Control of Conflict
Lighting the Fire
Tone of Voice
Body Language
Words that Light Fires
Fueling the Fire
Fueling the Fire
Your Hot Buttons
Defensiveness
Counterattack
Fire Prevention
The 3 “Ws”
The 3 “Ps”
Avoid Playing with Matches
How to Defuse Conflict
Listen and Reflect
“I” Statements

7. All a Winner or Winner Take All
Negotiating Agreement

Typical Problems
Seven Steps to Negotiating Agreement

8. Cooperation or Conflict: Co-Parenting is Forever
Parenting is Forever
Chapter Highlights
Weekly Co-Parenting Meetings
Time to Solve Problems
Dedication to the Future
Vision of the Future
Negotiation Worksheet
Two Homes Communication Memos
Co-Parenting is Forever Certificate


(201 pages)

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1-24, 25-99, 100+

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