Divorce Poison New and Updated Edition

Author: Dr. Richard A. Warshak
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062114525
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

Your ex-spouse is bad mouthing you to your children, constantly portraying you in a negative light, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, your relationship with your children could suffer. You could lose their respect, lose their affections-even, in extreme cases, lose all contact with them. The conventional advice is to do nothing, that fighting fire with fire will only result in greater injury to the children. But after years of consulting parents who heeded such advice with no success, Dr. Richard Warshak is convinced that this approach is wrong. It doesn't work, and parents are left feeling helpless and hopeless. DIVORCE POISON instead offers a blueprint for effective response. In it, you will learn how to distinguish different types of criticism, how and why parents manipulate their children, how to detect these maneuvers, and how these practices damage children. Most importantly, you'll discover powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with your children. DIVORCE POISON is a time-tested work that gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children-and provides practical advice from legal and mental-health professionals to help their clients and safeguard the welfare of children. Whether they are perpetrators of divorce poison, victims of it, or both, parents who heed Dr. Warshak's advice will enable their children to maintain love and respect for their parents-even if their parents no longer love and respect each other.


Author: Demosthenes Lorandos
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398087500
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals is the essential “how to” manual in this important and ever increasing area of behavioral science and law. Busy mental health professionals need a reference guide to aid them in developing data sources to support their positions in reports and testimony. They also need to know where to go to find the latest material on a topic. Having this material within arm’s reach will avoid lengthy and time-consuming online research. For legal professionals who must ground their arguments in well thought out motions and repeated citations to case precedent, ready access to state or province specific legal citations spanning thirty-five years of parental alienation cases is provided here for the first time in one place. • Over 1000 Bibliographic Entries• 500 Cases Examined• 25 Sample Motions in MS Word Format* *Note: The eBook version contains the additional supplemental materials in PDF format only. It does not contain the MS Word formatted sample motions.

Will I Ever Be Free of You

Author: Karyl McBride
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476755724
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

The first book for the millions of daughters suffering from the emotional abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, "Will I Ever Be Good Enough?" provides the expert advice readers need to overcome debilitating histories and reclaim their lives.

Und pl tzlich war ich zu sechst

Author: Felicitas von Lovenberg
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104024332
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

Wer sich mit über dreißig verliebt, muss damit rechnen, dass sein Gegenüber eine Vergangenheit hat. Und Kinder. Hier ist das Buch für alle, die unversehens Stiefmütter oder Stiefväter werden: Wie fühlt es sich an, plötzlich eine Familie zu haben? Was entgegnet man als ungeübte Wochenend-Mutter auf den Killer-Satz »Du bist nicht meine Mama«? Wie geht man damit um, dass die Ex des neuen Partners dank der Kinder alles über einen weiß – bis hin zu Kontostand und Körpergewicht? Und was geschieht in dem fragilen Patchwork-Gefüge, wenn eigene Kinder hinzukommen? Die Publizistin und Bestsellerautorin Felicitas von Lovenberg berichtet lebensnah, witzig und klug aus dem Alltag ihrer Patchwork-Familie und gibt wertvolle Erfahrungen weiter, die das Miteinander leichter machen. Ein Buch für Liebende, Eltern, Stiefmütter, Stiefväter und Expartner.

The Smart Stepfamily

Author: Ron L. Deal
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441264206
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Religion

Discover the Keys to a Healthy Stepfamily Leading stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be-married, you'll discover how to · Solve the everyday puzzles of stepparenting and stepchildren relationships · Communicate effectively with an ex-spouse · Handle stepfamily finances confidently · "Cook" your stepfamily slowly rather than expect an instant blend This revised and expanded edition has updated research and two new chapters with even more real-world advice on topics such as stepsibling relationships and later-life stepfamilies.

Toxic Divorce A Workbook for Alienated Parents

Author: Kathleen M. Reay
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 9780986917820
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

Are you an alienated parent dealing with a toxic divorce?Is your former spouse making derogatory remarks about you to your children?Have your children become really angry with you?Is your ex claiming that your children don't want to see you anymore?Do you children no longer want to have anything to do with your family, friends, or pets?Is your ex resisting or refusing to cooperate by not allowing you access to your children?If you answer yes to one or more questions, then parental alienation (PA) or parental alienation syndrome (PAS) may be occurring. This workbook will provide the knowledge, understanding, real-life examples, step-by-step directions, and powerful strategies to deal with the ramifications of PA or PAS.Alienated parents will learn effective ways to overcome negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can stand in the way of rebuilding loving relationships with their children. Mental health and legal professionals will find the information in this book extremely valuable to help their clients and work in the best interests of alienated children.

Working With Alienated Children and Families

Author: Amy J. L. Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136340048
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Psychology

This edited volume is written by and for mental health professionals who work directly with alienated children and their parents. The chapters are written by leaders in the field, all of whom know how vexing parental alienation can be for mental health professionals. No matter how the professional intersects with families affected by alienation, be it through individual treatment, reunification therapy, a school setting, or support groups, he or she needs to consider how to make proper assessments, how to guard against bias, and when and how to involve the court system, among other challenges. The cutting edge clinical interventions presented in this book will help professionals answer these questions and help them to help their clients. The authors present a range of clinical options such as parent education, psycho-educational programs for children, and reunification programs for children and parents that make this volume a useful reference and practical guide.

Overcoming Parent Child Contact Problems

Author: Abigail M. Judge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190861988
Release Date: 2016-10-05
Genre: Psychology

In recent years there has been heightened interest in the clinical and legal management of families in which children resist contact with one parent and become aligned with the other following divorce. Families affected by these dynamics require disproportionate resources and time from mental health and legal professionals, and cases require a specialized clinical approach. Traditional models of individual and family therapy are not designed to address these issues, and strategies and resources for mental health and legal professionals have been extremely limited. Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems describes interventions for families experiencing a high conflict divorce impasse where a child is resisting contact with a parent. It examines in detail one such intervention, the Overcoming Barriers approach, involving the entire family and combining psycho-education and clinical intervention. The book is divided into two parts: Part I presents an overview of parental alienation, including clinical approaches and a critical analysis of the many challenges associated with traditional outpatient family-based interventions. Part II presents the Overcoming Barriers approach, describing core aspects of the intervention and ways to adapt its clinical techniques to outpatient practice. Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems is geared toward mental health clinicians and legal professionals who work with families in high conflict and where a child resists visitation with a parent.

How to Talk to Your Kids about Your Divorce

Author: Samantha Rodman
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440588785
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

Expert advice for discussing divorce with your children Written by Dr. Samantha Rodman, founder of DrPsychMom.com, How to Talk to Your Kids about Your Divorce teaches you how to raise a happy, thriving family in a changing environment. Each page offers expert advice for discussing your decision in healthy and effective ways, including breaking the initial news, fostering an open dialogue, and ensuring that your children's emotional needs are met throughout your separation. With Dr. Rodman's proven communication techniques, you will: Initiate honest conversations where your children can express their thoughts Discuss divorce-related topics and answer questions in age-appropriate ways Validate your children's feelings, making them feel acknowledged and secure Strengthen and deepen your relationship with your kids Whether you're raising toddlers, school-aged children, or young adults, How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce will help your kids feel heard, valued, and loved during this difficult time.

Conducting Child Custody Evaluations

Author: Philip M. Stahl
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412974349
Release Date: 2010-08-12
Genre: Law

This book is a combination of two previously published books by Phil Stahl/Sage, Conducting Child Custody Evaluations and Complex Issues in Child Custody Evaluations. The book was written as a guide to help students and practitioners walk through the process of conducting a child custody evaluation, a critical skill for a variety of mental health practitioners. The book will cover the mental health expert's many possible roles as a therapist, mediator, evaluator, consultant to attorneys, expert witness, and more. It also address the best interest of the child, legal custody and time share, divorce and its impact on children, and children's developmental needs. The second part takes a step-by-step approach on how to conduct the evaluation, including how to work with children and parents, psychological testing, and writing up the report. The final part, complex issues, draws from the 1999 book, and covers issues such as domestic violence, non-violent high-conflict homes, relocation, special needs children, substance abuse, cultural issues and the alienated child. The author's writing style is friendly and easy to read, making complex material easy to comprehend and implement.

Don t Alienate the Kids

Author: Bill Eddy
Publisher: Unhooked Books
ISBN: 9781936268030
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Law

An examination of the child alienation problem from the perspective of a lawyer/therapist/mediator who trains professionals on managing high-conflict disputes.

Uncle Sam s Schoolhouse

Author: Nancy Macnab
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457511950
Release Date: 2012-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Through the lens of personal experience the reader is led into the origins of student bullying in the public school. Nancy Macnab and her husband Bill share with the reader their discovery that students learn to bully each other from a system that bullies them every day. Uncle Sam's Schoolhouse: Bullying, Predators, and Students includes a personal history. These parents struggled to protect their children from further retaliation after Bill was banned from the school for reporting the abuse of students by teachers and administrators. In this book, Nancy and Bill recount legal rulings that have corrupted the modern public school system and led to its deterioration. They combine personal experience with years of research dedicated to the subject of child abuse in the modern public school. The authors show how the outlawed Doctrine of Separate but Equal has re-emerged in the public school system. Nancy Macnab has been a mother for 19 years. She is a graduate of both Long Island University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Nancy was born and raised in New York City. She spent much of her youth pursuing a career as an actress in off Broadway productions. Before becoming a mother, Nancy worked as a Wall Street financial typesetter, a University researcher, a New York City copy editor, and a Manhattan legal secretary. She is currently working on a children's book. Nancy has been married to her husband Bill for twenty years. Bill holds a bachelors degree in history from Stony Brook University. Bill was raised on Long Island in a small harbor village sixty miles from Manhattan. He is the co-author of a history book. Bill has spent many years as a painting contractor.

Raising the Kid You Love With the Ex You Hate

Author: Edward Farber
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781608324217
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

You and your former wife/husband are struggling to be civil to each other and you recognize the conflicts could be damaging to your child. Dr. Farber, a clinical child psychologist who’s been in practice for 30+ years, knows what you’re up against. He writes compassionately and insightfully about the concrete, doable steps you can take to avoid letting differences with your ex get in the way of being the best mom or the best dad you can be. Conflicts inevitably arise from living in two households. You don’t have to like your ex, but, if you are going to co-parent successfully, you will still have to deal with your ex. Dr. Farber helps you navigate the upheaval with practical advice based on real-world families. His book shows you how to: • Know what to say, and not to say, to your child about separation and divorce • Cope with child support and other money issues • Handle the holidays and special family occasions • Choose and adjust to new schools • Introduce your child to a potential new partner • Co-parent when an ex has a personality disorder, addiction problem, or is a bully • Decide when to recruit the help of a parent coordinator • Raise a healthy child while co-parenting You’ll draw strength and encouragement from the positive outcomes he’s helped hurting parents and children achieve as they confronted such gripping problem areas. Dr. Farber’s expert analysis and counsel will show you how to use co-parenting to turn your broken marriage into a working divorce that supports the emotional and developmental health of your children caught in the crossfire.

Courageous Love

Author: Laura Montan� Bailey, LMFT
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781491703762
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre: Family & Relationships

Raising grandchildren can be challenging for many reasons. Often, the children have experienced complicated family dynamics, heartbreaking loss, abuse, and neglect - all of which may affect their emotions, behavior, and development. In Courageous Love, author Laura MontanE Bailey draws on both professional and personal experience to offer grandparents the hero status they deserve and the encouragement they need, to continue to fight for the lives of the grandchildren they love. This book explores the devastating impact of trauma to brain development and function, and provides instructions for helping grandchildren to experience Post Traumatic Growth rather than Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Bailey presents the idea of the Healing Circles to provide what traumatized children need most: - Safety, basic needs, and structure - Family gatherings that create identity and foster a sense of belonging - Clear rules, authority agreements and non-toxic relationships These Healing Circles provide a protective structure that becomes the container for joy, empathy, and love, a powerful combination for delivering hope and healing to children of trauma. Bailey discusses the three key responsibilities of raising grandchildren in a high tech, high stress, unpredictable world: take care of yourself, un-break the hearts of your grandchildren, and re-wire their brains for success. Presenting easy-to-understand solutions, Courageous Love gives grandparents the tools and confidence they need to run this parenting marathon.

Divorce Poison

Author: Dr. Richard A. Warshak
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 0060188995
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The author offers readers the antidote to post-divorce venom, pointing the way to a mature, measured response to an ex's attempt to poison the atmosphere between child and parent. 30,000 first printing.