Resources for Separated Parents

Resources for Separated Parents

You'll find here a variety of resources for parenting after separation.

Feel free to send me a message to recommend additional resources.

Watch for upcoming reviews of these resources in my podcast and blog.

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Coparenting after Separation - Free Intro Course

Get over 90 minutes of video coaching lessons for free to help you lower stress and coparent better.


Coparenting after Separation - Full Course

Get over five hours of video lessons to help you lower stress, communicate better, and craft a more civil and collaborative coparenting relationship. This course will help you help your child cope with your separation.


The Coparenting Manifesto - Jon Peters

My book offers practical skills for lowering your stress and improving cooperation between you and your child's other parent. This book will improve your co-parenting relationship even if your ex doesn't read it!


The Coparenting Manifesto - Kindle

My book offers practical skills for lowering your stress and improving cooperation between you and your child's other parent. This book will improve your co-parenting relationship even if your ex doesn't read it!


The Quick Guide to Divorce Mediation - Jon Peters

My brief, but comprehensive, introduction to mediation as well as advice about how to be well-prepared and deal with common issues of negotiation.


The Quick Guide to Divorce Mediation - Kindle

My brief, but comprehensive, introduction to mediation as well as advice about how to be well-prepared and deal with common issues of negotiation.


Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child - Isolina Ricci

This is a popular divorce book for good reasons. It provides useful explanations of the separation process as well as practical advice for developing a co-parenting plan. I recommend this book often to clients because of the section on crafting the co-parenting relationship as a business relationship.


Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step - Mimi Lyster Zemmelman

This handbook is comprehensive in addressing elements parents might consider including in a co-parenting plan as well as overviews of a wide variety of issues related to construcing such plans and making choices around custody, parenting schedules, and other co-parenting issues. While it contains more than you might want to explicity address in your plan, this book is a valuable resource in sorting out the important issues.


Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Marshall Rosenberg

This is the communication skills book I recommend more than any other. Rosenberg provides practical advice, especially around how to communicate in ways that are less likely to cause the other person to feel blamed or attacked...very useful for separated parents.


Letting Go of Anger: The Eleven Most Common Anger Styles And What to Do About Them - Ronald & Patricia Potter-Efron

This should be required reading before you get out of high school. Every one of us can get better at dealing with anger. But, we differ in our anger style. Good advice for one might be useless, or wrong, for another. Read this one!


Getting Together: Building Relationships As We Negotiate - Roger Fisher & Scott Brown

This book is written for mediators. However, it's written in very straightforward and easy to understand language. There are several valuable lessons for separated parents to learn from this book.


UpToParents.Org

This site is useful in two ways: It helps parents to clarify specific, positive elements of co-parenting which is a wonderful antidote to reactive, negative hostility. And, if both parents complete the questions on the site, it will merge the two sets of answers into one report...a good starting point for a careful conversation about co-parenting.


Our Family Wizard

This is an excellent resource to facilitate communication and keep your children out of your conflicts. Use the site to negotiate coparenting agreements, schedules, to settle shared parenting expenses, and share communications such as school reports. Highly recommended.





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