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.

Divorce Poison

Author: Dr. Richard A. Warshak
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061984235
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

Your ex-spouse is bad-mouthing you to your children, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, you could lose your children's respect, their affection—even, in extreme cases, contact with them. Backed by twenty-five years of experience in helping families, Dr. Richard Warshak presents powerful strategies for dealing with everything from tainted parent-child relationships in which children are disrespectful or reluctant to show their affection to disturbances in which children virtually disown an entire side of the family. Divorce Poison offers advice on how to: Recognize early warning signs of trouble React if your children refuse to see you Respond to rude and hateful behavior Avoid the seven most common errors made by rejected parents This groundbreaking work gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children and provides legal and mental-health professionals with practical advice to help their clients and ensure the welfare of children.

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome Breaking the Ties That Bind

Author: Amy J. L. Baker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393075982
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Psychology

An examination of adults who have been manipulated by divorcing parents. Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) occurs when divorcing parents use children as pawns, trying to turn the child against the other parent. This book examines the impact of PAS on adults and offers strategies and hope for dealing with the long-term effects.

Joint Custody with a Jerk

Author: Julie A. Ross, M.A.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312584207
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers advice and communication techniques for dealing with common problems commonly faced by divorced couples who share custody of a child.

Co parenting with a Toxic Ex

Author: Amy J. L. Baker
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608829606
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

You aren’t what you think! For teens with negative thinking habits, a licensed psychologist and a health journalist offer cognitive restructuring—a simple and effective cognitive behavioral approach to help you break free from the nine most common negative thinking habits that typically result in feeling sad, worried, angry, and stressed. This workbook offers a powerful technique called cognitive restructuring to help you reframe your thoughts, regulate your emotions, become a more flexible thinker, and stop letting your thoughts define who you are and how you feel. You’ll learn to target the nine specific kinds of negative thinking habits that can cause you to worry or feel bad, such as the I can’t habit, the doom and gloom habit, the all or nothing habit, the jumping to conclusions habit, and more! Each chapter will walk you through simple explanations of each kind of negative thought, and offers real-life examples—as well as the sorts of behaviors, emotions, and bodily sensations that might be expected. You'll also gain an understanding of unhelpful or unrealistic thoughts, how to challenge them, how to replace them with more realistic and helpful thoughts, and an action plan for moving forward. By recognizing these negative thinking habits, you’ll feel more in control and less anxious and sad. Most importantly, you’ll be able to see yourself and the world more clearly. Your thoughts don’t have to define who you are and how you experience life. The transdiagnostic approach in this book will show you how to kick negative thinking habits to the curb for good!

The Custody Revolution

Author: Richard Ades Warshak
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: UOM:39015029202184
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Social Science

A possible solution to the custody problem in divorce cases looks beyond accepted wisdom to examine what is truly best for the children, using scientific evidence to argue in favor of custody for the father. 30,000 first printing.

Raising the Kid You Love with the Ex You Hate

Author: Edward Farber
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781608324200
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Family & Relationships

Dr. Farber, a child psychologist on the clinical faculty of the George Washington University School of medicine, offers powerful advice for you and your ex-spouse on how to reduce conflict and protect your children's well-being by co-parenting.

Give Yourself a Pep Talk

Author: Joan Marie Galat
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1455617857
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Self-Help

This collection offers 100 practical pep talks for individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression. Each inspirational vignette offers thoughts to embrace when one is overwhelmed with waves of hopelessness, desperate sadness, and the complete certainty life will never get better. The book offers readers direct, achievable advice for self-improvement and will be of interest to those who experience chronic problems, as well as professionals who counsel troubled individuals.

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.

PARENTAL ALIENATION

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.

Caught in the Middle

Author: Carla B. Garrity
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0787938793
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: Psychology

Takes a hard look at the consequences of intense conflict between divorced parents This book explores both the causes and consequences of high-level, stressful conflict between divorced parents on their children's development. It also provides concrete advice to help parents work together to the benefit of all involved, most importantly the children.

A Kidnapped Mind

Author: Pamela Richardson
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781770702257
Release Date: 2006-05-01
Genre: Psychology

How do we begin to describe our love for our children? Pamela Richardson shows us with her passionate memoir of life with and without her estranged son, Dash. From age five Dash suffered Parental Alienation Syndrome at the hands of his father. Indoctrinated to believe his mother had abandoned him, after years of monitored phone calls and impeded access eight-year-old Dash decided he didn’t want to be "forced" to visit her at all; later he told her he would never see her again if she took the case to court. But he didn’t count on his indefatigable mother’s fierce love. For eight more years Pamela battled Dash’s father, the legal system, their psychologist, the school system, and Dash himself to try and protect her son - first from his father, then from himself. A Kidnapped Mind is a heartrending and mesmerizing story of a Canadian mother’s exile from and reunion with her child, through grief and beyond, to peace.

Children Who Resist Post Separation Parental Contact

Author: Barbara Jo Fidler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199895496
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Genre: Psychology

Interest in the problem of children who resist contact with or become alienated from a parent after separation or divorce is growing, due in part to parents' increasing frustrations with the apparent ineffectiveness of the legal system in handling these unique cases. There is a need for legal and mental health professionals to improve their understanding of, and response to, this polarizing social dynamic. Children Who Resist Post-Separation Parental Contact is a critical, empirically based review of parental alienation that integrates the best research evidence with clinical insight from interviews with leading scholars and practitioners. The authors - Fidler, Bala, and Saini - a psychologist, a lawyer and a social worker, are an multidisciplinary team who draw upon the growing body of mental health and legal literature to summarize the historical development and controversies surrounding the concept of "alienation" and explain the causes, dynamics, and differentiation of various types of parent-child relationship issues. The authors review research on prevalence, risk factors, indicators, assessment, and measurement to form a conceptual integration of multiple factors relevant to the etiology and maintenance of the problem of strained parent-child relationships. A differential approach to assessment and intervention is provided. Children's rights, the role of their wishes and preferences in legal proceedings, and the short- and long-term impact of parental alienation are also discussed. Considering legal, clinical, prevention, and intervention strategies, and concluding with recommendations for practice, research, and policy, this book is a much-needed resource for mental health professionals, judges, family lawyers, child protection workers, mediators, and others who work with families dealing with divorce, separation, and child custody issues.

The Truth About Children and Divorce

Author: Robert E. Emery Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101157015
Release Date: 2006-01-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

Nationally recognized expert Robert Emery applies his twenty-five years of experience as a researcher, therapist, and mediator to offer parents a new road map to divorce. Dr. Emery shows how our powerful emotions and the way we handle them shape how we divorce—and whether our children suffer or thrive in the long run. His message is hopeful, yet realistic—divorce is invariably painful, but parents can help promote their children’s resilience. With compassion and authority, Dr. Emery explains: • Why it is so hard to really make divorce work • How anger and fighting can keep people from really separating • Why legal matters should be one of the last tasks • Why parental love—and limit setting—can be the best “therapy” for kids • How to talk to children, create workable parenting schedules, and more

Custody Chaos Personal Peace

Author: Jeffrey P. Wittman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101161869
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

This empowering guide is an inspirational roadmap for the millions of men and women navigating a rocky relationship with a former spouse-while trying to maintain a healthy atmosphere for their child. Topics include: * The 7 strategies for peace when an ex refuses to change * Skills for taming former in-laws * Ways to help children cope with a difficult parent * Strategies and alternatives for focusing anger * How to avoid hot-button issues * How to nudge an ex to change for the better * Ways to deal with children's questions and confusion * The new partner's role in the old partner's shadow This is the book for every frustrated parent coming out of a divorce who needs support in setting things right-the healthy, sensible, and sane way.