A Parent's Guide to Divorce: How to Raise Happy, Resilient Kids Through Turbulent Times

Author(s): Karen Becker

Separation & Divorce

A Parent's Guide to Divorce is every family's reference for raising healthy, happy children of all ages through divorce at all stages.

Healthy, thriving children have strong family bonds--but that doesn't mean their parents need to stay married. A Parent's Guide to Divorce coaches both high-conflict and cooperating parents alike on how to best address children's needs to become a stronger and closer family than before.

From creating a parenting plan to navigating the post-divorce world, this child-centered reference teaches you what to say and do to guide your children through divorce. With age-specific guidance for toddlers to young adults, A Parent's Guide to Divorce offers proactive solutions to make your child a priority as you successfully transition to co-parenting.

A Parent's Guide to Divorce helps your family overcome divorce and start a new chapter with:

  • Child-centered guidance that incorporates developmental milestones for toddlers, preschoolers, young children, preteens, teenagers, and young adults.

  • A step-by-step structure that offers support before, during, and after divorce.

  • Practical tips that include scripts for finding compassionate answers to tough questions, and advice on handling holidays, making two homes truly home, new relationships, and other important topics for co-parents.

Divorce is a difficult time for you and your children, but it's only part of your story. A Parent's Guide to Divorce shows you how to turn a new page and give your kids a childhood filled with positive memories.


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"A Parent's Guide to Divorce is such an amazing resource for parents who are going through or about to go through a divorce. Having been through a divorce 11 years ago with two young children, I would have LOVED a book like this. Karen's book offers practical strategies to plan ahead for the most important aspects of divorcing and co-parenting and provides a realness and understanding of the emotions because she has been through this herself. That is who you want to learn from. I highly recommend this book to any parents co-parenting or about to co-parent. Your children didn't choose this and still deserve a happy childhood, and you can make that happen. This book will help!"--Julie Ciardi, host of the Divorced Mommy Podcast

"A Parent's Guide To Divorce is a valuable guide to navigating the divorce process from a child-centered perspective, but understands the challenges that parents face individually at such an emotional and turbulent time. The writer draws on her own experience of the divorce world both professionally and personally to show the reader that it is possible for children to thrive after their parents' divorce and form healthy, happy relationships into adulthood."--Uncoupled LTD

"A Parent's Guide to Divorce will help you minimize the negative impact of divorce while maximizing the process of healing. This must-have guide should never leave your side if you want to navigate the rocky shoals of divorce in the healthiest way possible."--Douglas Comstock, author of The Mental Toughness Advantage


KAREN BECKER is a family coach and divorced family coordinator. She has worked with hundreds of families one-on-one and in group settings, as they've transitioned from parenting together to co-parenting in separate homes. Her own experiences as a co-parent as well as her education in counseling have helped her build curriculum, communicate techniques, and produce worksheets that help take the negative emotion out of the co-parents' relationship and put the focus on the children. From self-care techniques to communication tips and tricks to parenting issues, the families who have worked with Karen have all found better ways of handling life after divorce. Visit KarenBeckerLifeCoach.com.

General Fields

  • : 9781641521215
  • : Callisto Media Inc.
  • : Althea Press
  • : November 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Karen Becker
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 148