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Divorce is a stressful time in the lives of parents and children and Lisa Rene Reynolds's audiobook Parenting through Divorce: Helping Your Children Thrive During and After the Split aims to help alleviate some of that stress. Using years of research and firsthand experience as her source, Reynolds lays out dozens of simple ways that parents can help lessen the trauma of separation for their children. This audiobook is performed by Pam Ward who excels in conveying Reynolds' thoughtful words in a clear and relatable manner. Ward's warm tone helps ease the pain of the difficult process that is divorce.

Publisher's Summary

A repository of wisdom and practical counsel for any family going through a divorce.

Divorce has devastating effects on children. Yet for divorcing parents who carefully consider and manage the intricacies associated with this difficult time, both parents, as seen from the child’s perspective, can remain as loving and supportive as they ever were.

Parenting through Divorce concisely lays out the specific emotions and reactions parents need to anticipate from their children while going through separation, divorce, and its after-math. Rather than weighing parents down with complicated plans, confusing information, and legal terminology, this book takes a common-sense approach, providing listeners in a state of emotional distress with the practical, down-to-earth advice they need to sensibly and comfortingly guide their children through this often painful process. Covering the most common mistakes divorcing parents tend to make, as well as addressing special issues that come up for kids of different age groups, this book helps you retain a strong, healthy, and loving environment for your child, even in the midst of change. This is a much-needed repository of wisdom and practical counsel for any family going through a time of heightened feelings and fragile relationships.

©2011 Lisa Rene Reynolds. Originally published under the title "Still a Family" c. 2009 by Lisa Rene Reynolds (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Twizz
  • 30-06-2021

I highly recommend this book!

I highly recommend this book. It helped me create options through a very difficult time when I thought I didn't have many. It encourages compromise and understanding, and adopting a whole family view of the effects of divorce and what you can do to ease them.

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  • Vicky M.
  • 03-02-2021

dear mom and dad

I am at the beginning stages of my divorce, I picked up this book in an attempt to learn as much as I can and be prepared for what lies ahead. this is a great book to advocate for the equities of the children in the divorce, and how they are affected by the DraStic change in the family dynamic. a must for parents going through divorce.

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  • Ashley Jarosi
  • 14-01-2021

Not for divorcing a narcissist

This advice is great if you have two parents divorcing without a narcissistic personality disorder for one of the parents. I will say I think the first example of compromise was really unfair to the mother. Having a mother sleep at her ex’s house so she can breastfeed the baby just because the dad insists the baby should also have overnights is kind of sexist and feels like a power grab from the ex husband. If the priority is the child, the child being fed should be key. Not making the dad happy because he “feels” like the baby should spend overnights at his house. Otherwise I guess you could call this book “in a perfect world” or good for anything but high conflict divorces.

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  • Aimee Ketner
  • 08-11-2020

good resource

this is a great resource for divorcing parents definately a must for the early stages.

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  • Angelica
  • 15-01-2017

Good enough

Good help through the divorce process, better to read it before the process and helps you to understand your kids

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  • D. Hill
  • 30-12-2016

Very good

Very thorough and thoughtful. Just needs to be updated for current technology communication methods (e.g text messaging).

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  • C. R. Holland
  • 10-01-2017

A lighthouse for piloting the stormy seas for separating families

I found that this book offers both very simple and obvious advice all the way through to incredibly insightful and applicable ways of steering my behavioural boat through the stormy seas of separation with my spouse, so as to minimise the harm that could to my children.
What I liked must was gaining understanding of how divorce may be seen from a child's point of view and tips and tricks on how to acknowledge and speak about the powerful emotions and feelings coming up and the life changes taking place. It was equally informative about what not to say and share with the children!
I also found the narrator very easy to listen to.
All in all a lighthouse in the storm of separating families.

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  • Melissa
  • 06-01-2019

a bit focused on the "best case scenario"

great book! huge help! however it would have been even better if there was more specific advice on how to handle the more difficult and toxic breakups

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