Author: Robert E. Emery
Title: Two Homes, One Childhood A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime
Print Length: 336
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
A paradigm-shifting model of parenting children in two homes from an internationally recognized expert. A researcher, therapist, and mediator, Robert Emery, Ph.D., details a new approach to sharing custody with children in two homes. Huge numbers of children are affected by separation, divorce, cohabitation breakups, and childbearing outside of marriage. These children have two homes. But their parents have only one chance to protect their childhood. Building on his 2004 book The Truth About Children and Divorce and a strong evidence base, including his own research, Emery explains that a parenting plan that lasts a lifetime is one that grows and changes along with childrensand familiesdeveloping needs. Parents can and should work together to renegotiate schedules to best meet the changing needs of children from infancy through young adult life. Divided into chapters that address the specific needs of children as they grow up, Emery:Introduces his Hierarchy of Childrens Needs in DivorceProvides specific advice for successful parenting, starting with infancy and reaching into emerging adulthoodAdvocates for joint custody but notes that children do not count minutes and neither should parentsHighlights that there is only one side for parents to take in divorce: the childrens sideHimself the father of five children, one from his first marriage, Emery brings a rare combination of personal and professional insight and guidance for every parent raising a child in two homes.From the Hardcover edition.