The Book of Rights of a Child in a Divorce

Helpful Resources for Parents

One of the best books on getting along with your ex spouse is Mom's House, Dad's House: A Complete Guide For Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced Or Remarried by Isolina Ricci.

Do a reality check on yourself and your anger by reading The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans.

Check out these web pages regarding the effects of divorce on children. Also do a web search on "divorce" to find other helpful pages.

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MEDSCAPE - PEDIATRIC NEWS: Avoiding Post-divorce Pitfalls That Damage Children http://news.medscape.com/IMNG/PediatricNews/1999/v33.n07/ped3307.28.01.html Predictors of successful adolescent development after divorce include re-partnering of the custodial parent and time with the non-custodial parent. (To access the article you will have to register with Medscape. Registration is free.)

AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION: Frequently Asked Questions in Marriage and Family Counseling http://www.counseling.org/enews/volume_1/0107a.htm Legal and ethical questions are given in counseling clients involved in divorce or custody proceedings.

JOURNAL OF FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY: Delinquent Behavior, Future Divorce or Non-marital Childbearing, and Externalizing Behavior Among Offspring: This 14 year study concludes that parents' personal behavior and personality have a greater impact on their children's behavior than the parents' marital status! http://www.apa.org/journals/fam/fam134568.html

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY: Making Custody Agreements Work. http://www.aamft.org/families/Making%20Custody.htm Ideas to help families structure custody agreements that will encourage connections to the absent parent.

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY: Divorce Matters: Talking With Your Child's Other Parent . A good handout for divorcing parents. http://www.exnet.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1640.pdf From: http://www.angriesout.com/kids4.htm