Getting Through My Parents' Divorce: A Workbook for Dealing with Parental Alienation, Loyalty Conflicts, and Other Tough Stuff
|Author:||BAKER AMY PHD|
Divorce is never easy. But for kids who have parents in conflict with one another, or where one parent is so hostile that he or she is actively trying to undermine the kids' relationship with the other parent, divorce can be unbearable. This workbook is designed especially for kids, and includes helpful tips and exercises to help them deal with the negative impact of custody disputes, understand and identify their feelings, learn to cope with stress and other complex emotions, and feel secure. Written by two leading experts in child psychology, this easy-to-use workbook includes a number of helpful suggestions to guide children though a number of possible scenarios, such as what to do if one parent says mean and untrue things about the other parent; what to do if a parent asks them to keep secrets from another parent; or what to do if one parent attempts to replace the other parent with a new spouse. If you have or know a child that is dealing with a difficult divorce, this workbook will give them the tools needed to move past loyalty conflicts and the difficult emotions that can arise when parents don't get along.
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This is an excellent workbook for children whose parents are separated or divorced. As I read "Getting Through My Parents Divorce" I wondered how this book will come into the hands of youngsters who will benefit from it. Perhaps therapists or school counselors will give this book to children from divorced families. The authors, Amy J. L. Baker and Katherine C. Andre, suggest that a parent could give this workbook to his or her child and perhaps help the child with some of the activities. Even better, let s hope that in some families, the divorcing parents will join together in providing this book to their child and all of them will find valuable lessons in its pages. William Bernet, MD, Professor Emeritus in the department of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN"
Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, is a national expert on parental alienation and has written a seminal book on the topic, Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome, published by W.W. Norton & Company. In addition to conducting trainings around the country for parents as well as legal and mental health professionals, Baker has written dozens of scholarly articles on topics related to parent child relationships and has appeared on national TV, including Good Morning America, CNN, and The Joy Behar Show. She has been quoted in The New York Times and US News & World Report, among other print media outlets. Baker graduated from Barnard College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She has a PhD in human development from Teachers College, Columbia University. Katherine Andre, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and a school psychologist. Her work with children has been from these perspectives as well as a Family Court Services custody mediator for over a decade. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and her doctorate degree from the University of Georgia. She has extensive experience in the area of parental alienation, having worked with these children and families in both legal and clinical settings for over a decade. She has published articles on parental alienation in Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association and The California Psychologist.