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  • Children and Divorce Support Forum
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    Mandatory Parenting Class:

    Mandatory On-line Parenting Class (court approved) - On-line Service
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    Parenting Books:

    Parenting Through Divorce - Ships in 24 hours
    How you parent after separation or divorce will forever effect the lives of your children. This book can show you the new possibilities of co-parenting: the effective way to form a new family structure after divorce.
    Karen J. Todd, M.C. & Nancy Barros/ Paperback
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    Kidmate - Visitation/Custody Tracking Program for Parents - Ships in 24 hours
    Kidmate is the revolutionary new program for negotiating visitation and custody! Kidmate's Timesharing Organizer module will help you work out a comprehensive timesharing schedule from the basic pattern that repeats itself to holidays, vacations and birthdays.
    Agile Software/ Computer Software
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    Putting Children First : A Guide for Parents Breaking Up - Ships in 24 hours
    This book describes a child-centered approach for separated and divorcing parents who want to minimize the damage done to children during and after the break-up. It offers essential information and advice on renegotiating the practical and emotional aspects of the parent-child relationship.
    Hanna McDonough & Christina Bartha/ Paperback
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    Creating a Successful Parenting Plan - Ships in 24 hours
    A Step-by-Step Guide for the Care of Children of Divided Families. This extraordinary book offers separating or divorcing parents a sure-fire way to create a workable, practical plan that is in the best interest of their children.
    Dr. A. Jayne Major/ Paperback
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    The Divorce Decisions Workbook - Ships in 24 hours
    Divorce is a time of grief, a time when people have trouble thinking clearly. This book will be of great practical assistance to those struggling through these muddy emotional waters.
    Margorie L. Engel & Diana D. Gould/ Paperback
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    365 Positive Strategies for Single Parenting - Ships in 24 hours
    This book will help you answer the many questions and handle the complicated issues of single parenting with children of any age. You can become more efficient and prepared for the unexpected while creating a family with important values, strength, and love.
    Susan B. Brown, Ph.D. - Monica Simmons, M.ed./ Paperback
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    Solo Dad Survival Guide - Ships in 24 hours
    There's no pop psychology here, no ivory tower analysis, and no sugar coating; just real-world Solo dads talking openly and honestly about what works for them in their ongoing mission to be the best dads they can be.
    Reginald F. Davis - Nicholas F. Borns/ Paperback
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    Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way - Ships in 24 hours
    Divorce is painful and confusing. Perhaps now more than ever, you want to give your child all the love, support, and guidance he or she needs, but everything seems harder and more complicated. Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way can help.
    M. Bary Neuman, L.M.H.C./ Paperback
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    Joint Custody With a Jerk - Ships in 24 hours
    Parenting is difficult enough in a family where two parents love and respect each other. In divorce, where the respect has diminished and the love has often turned to intense dislike, co-parenting can drive one or both parents to the brink of insanity.
    Julie A. ross, M.A, & Judy Corcoran/ Paperback
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    Grandparents as Parents - Ships in 24 hours
    Invaluable to grandparents who are dealing with their emotionally distressed grandchildren, their often disturbed and / or abusive adult children, and a hopelessly outdated and confusing legal system that so often works against 'the best interests of the child'
    Sylvie de Toledo & Deborah Edler Brown/Paperback
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    The Complete Single Mother - Ships in 24 hours
    Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Concerns: Time and Money Management, How to Talk About Dad, Collecting Child Support, The Uninvolved Father, Raising Boys, Discipline etc.
    Andrea Engber - Leah Klungness, Ph.D./ Paperback
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    Helping Children Cope With Divorce - Ships in 24 hours
    Will be extremely helpful to any parent going through the process of divorce. It is conceptually sound, easy to read, and has important information for parents, professionals, and anyone who is working with children whose parents are going through divorce.
    Edward Teyber/ Paperback
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    Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child - Ships in 24 hours
    Can children flourish in any custody situation? If their parents read Mom's House, Dad's House, the answer is a resounding "yes" This unique groundbreaking classic, which has become the standard for two generations of parents, is again breaking new ground-revised, updated, and expanded with examples, self-tests, checklists, and guidelines.
    Isolina Ricci, Ph.D./ Paperback
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    The Divorced Dad's Survival Book - Ships in 24 hours
    Shows how to navigate the process of getting a divorce so as to minimize the negative impact on one's children. The goal of the book is to show how fathers can use the divorce to improve their relationship with their kids.
    David Knox/ Hardcover
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    Don't Divorce Your Children - Ships in 24 hours
    Millions of American children are living with divorced or separated parents. Those who maintain a close relationship with both mother and father despite the potential conflicts involved-stand the best chance of maturing into healthy, well-adjusted adults.
    Jennifer M. Lewis, M.D. and William A.H. Sammons, M.D./ Paperback
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    Child Custody: Building Agreements That Work - Ships in 24 hours
    Dealing with custody and visitation issues during separation or divorce can feel completely overwhelming. It doesn't have to. This book presents a clear, easy-to-follow path that will help you overcome the obstacles and put together a comprehensive and lasting agreement that everyone-especially your children-can live with.
    Mimi E. Lyster/ Paperback
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    Custodial/Non-custodial Parent Record Keeper - Ships in 24 hours
    A valuable tool for documentation purposes. The information that YOU put in the Record Keeper will assist you and your attorney and hopefully the courts in determining "What's in the best interest of the children."
    Janis M. Todd/ Hardcover
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    Coparenting After Divorce - Ships in 24 hours
    A Publication by the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association!Do It for Your Kids...Do it for Yourself! Get expert advice on the hardest job of your life!
    ABA Family Law Section/ Paperback
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    Divorce Casualties: Protecting Your Children From Parental Alienation - Ships in 24 hours
    the first-ever guide for divorced parents to help you understand the effects of your actions on your children. Parental alienation - behaviors, whether conscious or unconscious, that could evoke a disturbance in the relationship between a child and the other parent - was first recognized among mental health professionals in the mid-1980s. Not until now has there been a book for you, the parent , to turn to for help.
    Douglas Darnell, Ph.D./ Paperback
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    Don't Divorce Us! - Ships in 24 hours
    Examines the divorce experience firsthand--through the eyes and voices of children and adult children of divorce. People from various ages, ethnic groups, and backgrounds share artwork, essays, and stories that are intimate, humorous, innocent, and wise.
    Rita Sommers-Flanagan & Chelsea Elander/ Paperback
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    My Parents Are Getting Divorced - Ships in 24 hours
    A Publication by the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association! Remember why you're working so hard to save this family? For the Kids! Give expert advice to your kids!
    ABA Family Law Section/ Paperback
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    The Divorced Dad Dilemma - Ships in 24 hours
    At last, the confused and hurt father, experiencing the losses of marriage, family life and the routine contact with his children, can find calm and loving guidance in how to live in his changed circumstances. So much written about divorce and parenting is addressed to women until now.
    Gerald S. Mayer/ Paperback
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    Family & Parenting Links:

  • Making Lemonade - The Single Parent Network A single parent web site filled with information and interactive bulletin boards, databases and more.

  • Raising Teens Today Before parenting a teen becomes a crisis - Hotline: 1-800-475-TALK ( Noon to Ten )

  • Stepfamily Foundation But there is hope. In divorce and remarriage, studies have shown children and parents do best when parents continue parental roles, guide and discipline their children and put their grievances with each other aside. The Stepfamily Foundation teaches the necessary skills.

  • Children's Concerns and Behavior During the Divorce Process This memorandum is designed to give you, as a divorcing parent, a general overview of how separation and divorce may affect your child. It has been our observation, confirmed by numerous recent studies, that children's behavior often changes radically and apparently unpredictably during the divorce process.

  • Parent's Place

  • The Broken CircleWelcome to this new web site. If you are visiting here, more than likely you are experiencing one of the most traumatic events of your life, the death of your family.á This web site is designed to offer you a Biblical perspective of divorce, Biblical advice and encouragement, and the love of Jesus Christ.á Although this site focuses on the devastation of divorce from a Biblical perspective, everyone is welcomed here regardless of your spiritual beliefs.

  • The National Parenting Center's Parentalk Newsletter Receive monthly issues of the award-winning newsletter ParenTalk. Featuring columns written by TNPC's child-rearing expert panelists, ParenTalk is filled with the advice and information that parents want most. With the goal of helping parents feel confident in their own abilities, the ParenTalk newsletter provides the latest in medical, behavioral, and educational information.

  • Parenthoodweb Frequently parents who are getting a divorce are worried about the effect on their children. These parents may be preoccupied with their own problems but still realize that they are the most important people in their children's lives.

  • The WholeFamily Center An award winning interactive site geared to everyone in every family. Featuring an on-line magazine, as well as separate marriage, parenting and teen centers.

  • What is Family? Since its foundation the National Organization For Women has addressed issues which affect families. In 1993, Madison NOW member Madeleine Para proposed to National NOW, a resolution titled "Mothers Liberation" which was passed at the national conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • How to Make Divorce Less Painful for Children In a recent study of predominantly white, middle class families in which parents had recently been through a divorce, psychologist Constance R. Ahrons found that about half the families were able to establish relationships that ranged from civil to very friendly.

  • Advice on Children & Divorce Frequently parents who are getting a divorce are worried about the effect on their children. These parents may be preoccupied with their own problems but still realize that they are the most important people in their children's lives.

  • Shared Parenting Information Group Shared parenting is the concept that, following divorce or separation, mothers and fathers should retain a strong positive parenting role in their children's lives, with the children actually spending substantial amounts of time living with each parent.

  • Coping with Angry Children For parents who survive mean-spirited, angry, ugly divorces; an ex-spouse can "win" by alienating their children. We all know of the obvious ways this can be done - outright lying, magnifying the alienated spouse's faults and minimizing their attributes.

  • Non-Custodial Parents Resource Center The Non-Custodial Parent's Resource Center is a Grass Roots - Civil Rights Organization dedicated to the thousands of parents and children who do not have access or custody to each other, because of divorce.

  • Natural Child Project Our vision is a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion. In such a world, every child can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust. Our society has no more urgent task.

  • Kid's Turn Kids' Turn is an educational program for children and parents who are undergoing separation or divorce. Kids' Turn teaches family members the skills that can improve communication between children and parents, and helps parents understand their children's experience during and after divorce.

  • Parents Without Partners PWP does three main types of events: Family, Education, and Parent Social. This is in addition to meetings and other business that any organization must do.

  • Parent SoupAn on-line e-zine focused towards the rearing of children.

  • S.A.M. Stepmothers Are Mothers This is a great site for Stepmothers (even has a spot just for daughters!). It contains bits of information on Step Parenting and Links, Links, Links!. It has a place to post a message, and many resources that you may find very helpful in your quest.

  • Parents Without Rights Homepage Support for adult and children who are victims of divorce or separation.

  • Families First Families First champions the importance of healthy families and strong communities by emphasizing parent empowerment. We heal bonds between family members and give people the tools they need to build better lives.

  • Single Parents Association A nonprofit organization devoted to providing educational opportunities and FUN, family activities.

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