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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey Bass; Revised and Updated Edition edition (25 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078795554X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787955540
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Dr. Teyber writes in the mature voice of a seasoned clinician, providing parents with not only his own observations, but a substantial amount of conclusive research regarding the effects of divorce on children, accompanied by realistic, age–appropriate advice for the whole family." (Child Magazine)

"Will be extremely helpful to any parent going through the process of divorce. It is conceptually sound, easy to read, and has important information for parents, professionals, and anyone who is working with children whose parents are going through divorce." (Hugh McIssac, LCSW, director, Family Court Services, The Superior Court, Los Angeles County)

"An outstanding book. It reinforces the value of putting children first and acknowledges children′s need for both parents during and after the divorce. Teyber clearly describes the stress and pain children experience and explains how best to shield them from the parent′s own conflicts. . . . Essential reading. . . ." (David L. Levy, Esq., president, Children′s Rights Council)

"Dr. Teyber covers the importance of parenting skills [in offering] stability and continuity in critical stages of child development following a divorce." (Louis Welch, director, Child Custody Reform Project)

". . . should be recommended reading for any parent going through a divorce. Teachers, counselors, therapists, family law judges, and attorneys will find Teyber′s book a valuable adjunct to their work." (Benson Schaffer, L.A. County Superior Court (retired), Family Law Mediator)

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Helping Children Cope with Divorce is an award–winning book that helps parents handle children′s problems at each stage of the divorce process. This book includes such vital information as how to minimize stress during initial breakups and ultimate separation and how to explain the divorce so children don′t blame themselves or think their parents will reunite if they just change thief behavior and are ?really good.? The author also offers suggestions on how to protect children from parental hostilities and to navigate conflicts of loyalty and alliance. This is a practical guidebook for anyone with children who is considering or is in the process of a divorce. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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83 of 84 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 May 2002
Format: Paperback
This book draws a clear line between divorce and the quality of parenting afterwards, showing that it is the latter that will affect how your children thrive. It is a sound manual full of well-founded advice on how to take responsibility for your role and parent your children successfully, even if your ex is unco-operative or undermines you. It encourages parents to act like grown-ups where the children are concerned and gives you tools to shield them from the worst of the situation.
The book provides lots of information on the issues affecting different age-groups and genders, without resorting to stereotype. Unlike a lot of books, it is equally applicable to fathers and mothers and although written by an American, works well for UK parents. Although it refers to marriage and divorce throughout, it is about parenting after any break-up.
As a woman with two mother-fixated pre-schoolers, I have found the book really useful in clarifying why their father's role is so important and how I can get the best out of his (not altogether responsible or pro-active) parenting style.
Expensive, worth every penny, thoroughly recommended.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Aryeh Reif on 17 Sept. 2006
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My ex-wife and I purchased and read this book at the earliest stages of divorce proceedings, as soon as one of us had decided to get a divorce.

We had numerous questions and concerns about our kids and were both in a state of mental confusion and disarray, partly fuelled by preconceptions as to the "necessarily" disastrous effect of divorce on children.

This amazing book set about clearing the air and the record, and gave us tremendous confidence that by doing things in the right way, our kids could come through the divorce unscathed and perhaps even happier than they were before.

We made the (considerable) effort to follow the guidelines closely and the results were amazing. Our kids showed text book responses when told the news, and by planning things properly we were able to respond effectively, and our kids have accepted the new situation practically with equanimity.

I cannot recommend the book highly enough - it should be mandatory reading for all divorcing couples. In fact, I was sorry that I had not read it at the start of my marriage, as the book also contains a lot of insight that would have been useful for the marriage itself.
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By sharona on 23 Jan. 2009
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I purchased this book a couple of years ago. It helped me understand what my children were experiencing - even two years after the 'split'. It also helped me to remember how I had felt when my own parents split when I was six. I am now in my late 30's. I recommended the book to a friend and I also found it useful in my work as I work with children. Buy it - use it as a point of reference.
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I learned a lot of this book. The reading flows (read it in 3 days) and it is full of practical examples and case studies to help appreciate how situation look in real life. The only downside is that all references to legal proceeding is based on the US system. It would be great if a difference was made to understand how the court deals with this in the UK.
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Amazon.com: 8 reviews
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
this book is the best. 5 Mar. 2002
By steve & tanya hogan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have many problems with the divorce I started 6 years ago. The statistical information, research, details, and background information of what divorce does to families is very helpful. The way these are helpful to me is that they show what the results have been with many of the particular choices that divorces have raised in the past, and what current trends in these are showing.
The descriptions that are given about what feelings children endure are gripping. I came to truly understand what our three have had to bury in their beings. Now, before its too late, however, I have unique insight that will enable me to help them --hopefully with their father.
I cannot write too much about the value of knowing what divorce does to children, how to help them heal, how to take charge of the situation that seems hopeless, and what to NOT do.
...Tanya Hogan
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Most Important Book for Divorced Parents 24 April 2006
By M. Gerrity - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Should be required reading for all parents going through a divorce. This book really puts the kids first, and discusses how children of varying ages will react differently to divorce. It gives the absolute best advice for keeping your children healthy both during and after of a divorce. I send this book to all my friends who are contemplating or experiencing a divorce.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Really does help 10 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I realy enjoyed reading this book because it made sence and it helped me. Not only did it help me cope with my child,but also with the father of my child. We came to an understanding for the sake of the child. I highly recommend this book to whomever that are going through a divorce.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Tough and honest 15 July 2010
By Christopher Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is not the greatest of situations for my famiy, but this book helped all of us make it through in the best way possible. While reading about how to make it 'easiest' on my son, I also learned the best way to make it easiest on myself. I highly recommend this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A must read 14 May 2012
By tig - Published on Amazon.com
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Insightful, practical, complete and beneficial to a couple wanting to help protect their children and themselves from the anger of divorce. Surprisingly, I would recommend this book as a must read parenting book for the couple who can go beyond the title.
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