Keeping Kids Out of the Middle

Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Conflict, Separation, and Divorce
Product Number: EB00759883
Released: May 29, 2019
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9780757398018
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Description

Decades of psychological research has taught us that divorce need not harm children. The damage is done when kids are triangulated into adult conflict, with or without the formalities of marriage or divorce. Enlisted as infantrymen in an adult war, these kids are at tremendous risk for serious social, emotional, educational and health concerns. Dr. Benjamin Garber -child psychologist, Guardian ad litem, Parenting Coordinator, national speaker and award winning author- paints the picture of the children triangulated into their caregivers' conflict with bold strokes. This is the first book to present this epidemic of childhood as it exists beyond the legalities of divorce. In doing so, Dr. Garber gives us here-and-now useful strategies with which to improve our co-parenting and to keep our kids out of the middle. Dr. Garber brings his background in child and family development, his expertise as a court-appointed evaluator and his deep compassion for children's wellbeing to the task of helping us to better meet our kids' needs. Keeping Kids Out Of The Middle! gives parents and child-centered professionals alike the tools with which to: Improve child-centered communication even among highly conflicted co-parents -Make child-centered decisions about the future of the adult relationship -'Script' adult conflict and family transition so that the kids hear one, consistent message -Answer children's painful and provocative questions -Create child-centered post-separation and post-divorce parenting plans -Recognize and minimize the kids' risk of being adultified, parentified, infantilized and alienated -Anticipate and respond to 'visitation' resistance and refusal Keeping Kids Out of the Middle! is both a title and a mandate. Its about the health of the next generation. Keeping Kids Out of the Middle! is required reading in the ancient art of cooperative caregiving.

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Author(s): Benjamin Garber
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2010

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