Author(s): Bill Eddy
"I hate you!" "It's allyour fault!" "I never want to see you again!" Why do some children of separation and divorce so intensely resist or refuse to see one of their parents? In this tenth anniversary edition of Don't Alienate the Kids! lawyer, therapist and mediator Bill Eddy shares new insights into the increasing problem of children's resistance and refusal to be with one parent after a separation or divorce. He provides parents and professionals with the causes of alienation, bow it grows-in and out of family court-and how to deal with it in ways that protect the children and boost their resilience. This practical book shows parents how they can teach their children the four big skills for life: flexible thinking, managed emotions, moderate behavior, and checking yourself (instead of blaming others). It also teaches professionals how they can truly help, instead of unintentionally making things worse by believing everything a parent says and taking sides. This edition includes new tips and new chapters on Bill Eddy's ground-breaking parent education method New Ways for Families® and the four big skills. There is hope! Parents, family members, friends, counselors, lawyers, parenting coordinators, divorce coaches, and family court judges can become part of the solution, giving children a foundation of resilience that will last a lifetime. Book jacket.