Books for adults

The Guide for Separated Parents: Putting

Children First

Karen and Nick Woodall (Piatkus 2007)


This book (originally published as Putting Children First) helps parents to work through their own experiences of separation and the experiences of their children, and offers tools and strategies for managing post separation parenting arrangements.


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A Mother Apart: how to let go of guilt and find happiness living apart from your child

Sarah Hart (Crown House Publishing 2008)


A book for mums who aren't providing the main day-to-day care for their children, those who spend time their children regularly, those who don't and those who have no contact with their children at all.


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Gary Bailey's Divorce for Dads: making the right choices for your kids

Gary Bailey and Nick Woodall (Two Dogs 2010)


Specially written for dads who are going through separation to help them make the right choices for their children. From former Manchester United and England goalkeeper, Gary Bailey, and Nick Woodall from the Centre for Separated Families.


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The Step-Parents' Parachute: the four cornerstones of good step-parenting

Flora McEvedy (Piatkus 2009)


A guide to step-parenting - how to overcome the problems and pitfalls and make the most of what can sometimes be a fraught relationship. With a foreword written by Dr Miriam Stoppard.


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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (Piccadilly Press 2001)


The number one practical guide to making your family life less stressful and more rewarding. In this international bestseller, experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish provide effective step by step techniques to help you improve and enrich your relationships with your children.


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How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (Piccadilly Press 2001)


From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, bestselling authors Faber and Mazlish give parents and teens the tools they need to communicate and navigate the often stormy years of adolescence. Packed with practical, accessible advice and guidelines.


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