Your Parenting Plan

A guide to making practical arrangements for your children if you live apart.

Books for Parents

Breaking Up Without Falling Apart: The Essential Guide to Separation and Divorce in Scotland
by Anne Hall Dick, 2011.
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A really useful, readable guide about the process of separating in Scotland.

Getting Your Children Through Divorce: A Parent's Guide to Separation
by Anne Hooper, 2005.
A classic UK book offering advice, explanations, strategies and insights.

Helping Children Cope with Divorce
by Teyber, 2001
Advice for separating parents on what they can do to help their children adjust successfully to separation.

How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk
by Faber & Mazlish, 2001
How to build successful relationships with children within families, and how to manage family conflicts effectively.

Mom's House, Dad's House
by I solina Ricci, 1997
This book focuses on the experience of parents going through the divorce process, using helpful exercises and self-assessments.

Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents can raise Happy and Secure Kids
by Christina McGhee, 2011.
Practical advice on how to help children adjust and thrive during and after separation and divorce, by a renowned US Divorce coach.

The Guide for Separated Parents: Putting Children First
by Karen & Nick Woodall, 2009
A practical and reassuring guide for separating parents on how to work towards co-operative parenting, written by UK authors.

The Truth about Children and Divorce
by Robert Emery, 2006
This book combines research and practical experience to help parents to work through the practicalities and feelings that arise through separation.


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