Westchester Parent Coordination Books and other Resources for Parents
There are many resources available to parents who are divorcing, among them books, websites, films, and support groups. The following are some links to helpful Internet sites:
Stepfamily Network This site (Stepfamily Network) is designed for stepfamilies and claims to be the most visited such site on the web. It is worthwhile because there is a great deal of feedback from families and a good amount of sharing.
The Intelligent Divorce Dr. Mark Banschick has created a helpful site in which his book ("The Intelligent Divorce"), his blog posts, and many other helpful links are available. He also offers an on-line parenting course at a relatively low cost which can help divorcing parents caught up in hostile disengagement.
Divorce Net Divorce Net is an excellent site with much valuable general information about divorcing and parenting. It also has links to specific states, with family law information, news and community resources.
Our Family Wizard This excellent site provides a service to parents who share custody and can communicate using the internet. It has a wide range of aids to families including calendars, ways of sharing information and a myriad of links to help you in the co-parenting process.
Shared Ground This is a site where you can purchase software to organize visitation for shared parenting arrangements. They offer a very effective "shared parenting calendar."
Help Guide: Co-parenting Part of the general site "HelpGuide", a non-commercial site for advice and guidance for mental health matters, this is a very good summary of the issues that arise in co-parenting.
Resources for Kids Facing Divorce This is an extremely comprehensive site, called My Divorce, created by a group of matrimonial lawyers in Florida. While some of the legal information is specific to that state, the overall site (dedicated to "knowledge is power") addresses multiple aspects of the process and has a strong focus on the emotional impact on children. Well worth giving it a look. **
There are three books I suggest for divorcing parents that I refer to as "required reading." Both parents should take time to read each of them:
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