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 Contrac
  • 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
  • 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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