Check out our recently published guide for Parents and Professionals: Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap: Essential Parenting Skills When a Child Resists a Parent – Available on Amazon Books (click here for our page on Amazon).
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. – Northern California Mediation Center, author of Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce says:
Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap is an important, excellent, and easy to use resource for parents (and professionals) when a child resists contact with mom or dad. Within a family systems framework, “Overcoming…” focuses on developing more effective strategies, skills, and goals for both preferred and resisted parents. Particularly helpful are concrete examples of problematic communications and behaviors followed by alternative suggestions likely to create a more positive effect in improving co-parenting and parent-child relationships disrupted by separation or divorce.
Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. – High Conflict Institute, author of Don’t Alienate the Kids: Raising Resilient Children While Avoiding High-Conflict Divorce says:
This is an informative and compassionate booklet, packed with useful skills for both the resisted parent and the favored parent. What I particularly love about it are all the sample statements that the authors provide for parents to make to each other and the child – especially during challenging moments. A very handy resource for parents experiencing the stress of a resistant child.