An internationally renowned authority on children and divorce reveals the latest research-based strategies for helping children survive and thrive before, during, and long after their parents divorce.
The breakup of a family can have an enduring impact on children. But as explains with clarity and compassion in this powerful book, parents can positively alter the immediate and long-term effects of . The key is proven, emotionally intelligent parenting strategies that promote children's emotional health, resilience, and ability to lead satisfying lives.
Over the past three decades, Pedro-Carroll has worked with families in transition, conducted research, and developed and directed award- winning, court-endorsed programs that have helped thousands of families navigate divorce and its aftermath. Now she shares practical, research- based advice that helps parents:
- gain a deeper understanding of what their children are experiencing
- develop emotionally intelligent parenting strategies with the critical combination of boundless love and appropriate limits on behavior
- reduce conflict with a former spouse and protect children from conflict's damaging effects
- learn what recent brain research reveals about stress and children's developing capabilities
Filled with the voices and drawings of children and the stories of families, delivers a positive vision for a future of hope and healing.