Written by Only Mums & Dads

Information at OnlyMums

We are often asked if we can recommend any books on a range of topics relating to separation and divorce. We have been asking parents and professionals to let us know of books they have used. Please do let us know if you have a book that helped you –  we hope you find these useful.

The Handover Book by  Ashley Palmer and  Moriarty Leigh

The Handover Book is a unique and simple communication book for separated families. It will allow them both to always be aware of what is happening in their children’s busy lives as they go from one household to another. It’s a way of communicating the important things they both need to know about their children, while keeping your relationship as parents friendly and calm.

 

How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids by Christina McGhee

In Parenting Apart divorce coach Christina McGhee offers practical advice on how to help children adjust and thrive during and after separation and divorce. She looks at all the different issues parents may face with their children of different ages, offering immediate solutions to the most critical parenting problems divorce brings.

 

Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults Through Divorce or Separation by Karen Bonnell

The Co-Parents’ Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of raising children when they live in separate homes. Addressing parents’ questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict, grief, and recovery, the author skillfully provides a roadmap for all members of the family to constructively navigate through separation/divorce and beyond.

 

The Co-parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce by Jeffrey Zimmerman

This book helps parents in the aftermath of divorce learn to sustain a healthy co-parenting relationship. “Conflict and Parenting” explores parental conflict and its effects on children, conflict resolution, and the importance of forging a co-parenting relationship.

 

Cafcass Parenting Plan

The Parenting Plan is a written plan worked out between parents after they separate and it covers the practical issues of parenting. The Plan can help clarify the arrangements you need to put in place to care for your children after separation, without having to go to court. It can help you in dealings with your children’s other parent or carer, and it asks parents to put the best interests of their children first.

 

Mindful Co-parenting: A Child-Friendly Path through Divorce by Jeremy Gaies/James Morris

Mindful Co-Parenting provides divorced parents a practical way through the process that protects their children. In this compact, step-by-step guide, written in a supportive yet direct style the authors identify what matters most to kids and describe the importance of parents being mindful of their children’s needs and wants.

 

 

Did you find this useful?

Thanks for your feedback. :)

Can you tell me which of the following applies to you:

ParentGuardianProfessionalOther

Anything else to add?


101 Questions Answered About Separating With Children

“This book is steeped in the reality of putting children first. The contributors’ humanity leaps out, as does their desire to demystify the processes”. The Family Law Gazette...

Read More >