CROSSROADS of Parenting and Divorce: 5 Steps to Preventing Divorce Abuse Parent Guide


Parent workbook that provides vital information and gives real-life examples and worksheets so parents can practice new skills at home.

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Parent workbook that provides vital information and gives real-life examples and worksheets so parents can practice new skills at home.

Psychotherapists, co-parent counselors, divorce coaches, child specialists, family attorneys and parenting coordinators use this guide as an educational adjunct to their services for separating and divorcing families.

61 pages

Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce



What is Divorce Abuse?

5 Steps to Prevention

Step One:

Keep Your Child out of the Middle

How Conflict Hurts Your Child

Danger Zones: Ways a Child Gets Caught in the Middle

Open Conflict

Negative Talk

Family Members “Support”

The Silent Treatment

Using Your Child as a Messenger

Putting Your Child in a Loyalty Bind

Burdening Your Child

Interrogating Your Child

Step Two:

Allow Your Child to Love Both Parents

Value Both Parents

Positive Qualities Activity

Two Teachers are Better Than One

The Greatest Danger

Avoid Negative Assumptions and Actions

Respect Your Child’s Need for the Other Parent

Show Acceptance of the Other Parent

Show Acceptance of Two Homes

Ease the Transition Process

Minimize Change Whenever Possible

Step Three:

Work on Your Own Recovery

Giving Yourself Permission to Grieve

The Stages of Grief

Letting Go of the Pain

Recognizing Positive Memories

Disengaging from Your Former Partner

Focusing on Getting Even

Focusing on Winning

Focusing on Control

Playing the Victim

Managing Your Anger

Choose Responsibility over Anger

Anger Dos and Don’ts

Step Four:

Develop New Communication Skills

Create New Expectations around Communication

Agree on a Method of Communication

Decide on the Frequency of Communication

Select the Topics

Learn New Communication Techniques

Use a Respectful Tone of Voice

Use Respectful Body Language

Select Your Words with Care

Avoid “You” Statements

3 Reactions: Defend, Counterattack, Withdraw

Practice “I” Statements

Use Reflective Listening

Reflective Listening Practice

Learn to Negotiate Differences

The 7 Steps of Negotiation

Step Five:

Create a New Relationship as Co-Parents

Task 1: Realign as Co-Parents

Realignment Contract

Task 2: Minimize Negative Influences

Task 3: Use a Business Relationship as a Model

Dedication to a Common Goal

Commitment to a Win-Win Relationship

Differences are Negotiated

Common Courtesies are Observed

Communication with Facts not Feelings

The Relationship is Limited in Scope

Task 4: Clarify Boundaries

Clarifying Boundaries Activity

Task 5: Dedication to the Future

Encourage Shared Activities

Embrace your Child’s Extended Family

Prepare for Future Change

Navigate Developmental Changes

Give the Gift of a String Co-Parent Relationship

In closing


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