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Putting Children First Audiobook

Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce

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Publisher's Summary

An internationally renowned authority on children and divorce reveals the latest research-based strategies for helping children survive and thrive before, during, and long after their parents divorce. The breakup of a family can have an enduring impact on children. But as Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll explains with clarity and compassion in this powerful book, parents can positively alter the immediate and long-term effects of divorce on their children. The key is proven, emotionally intelligent parenting strategies that promote children's emotional health, resilience, and ability to lead satisfying lives. Over the past three decades, Pedro-Carroll has worked with families in transition, conducted research, and developed and directed award- winning, court-endorsed programs that have helped thousands of families navigate divorce and its aftermath. Now she shares practical, research- based advice that helps parents:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what their children are experiencing
  • Develop emotionally intelligent parenting strategies with the critical combination of boundless love and appropriate limits on behavior
  • Reduce conflict with a former spouse and protect children from conflict's damaging effects
  • Learn what recent brain research reveals about stress and children's developing capabilities

Putting Children First delivers a positive vision for a future of hope and healing.

©2010 JoAnne Pedro-Carroll (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

What the Critics Say

"I am proud to recommend Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll's new book, Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce. It is very readable, but incorporates a vast amount of research as well as the author's own extensive clinical experience. Today, when so many children suffer the problems created by their parent's divorce, parents and the professionals who work with them during the transitions relating to divorce will find this book a great guide to helping their children cope more successfully."-Robert J. Haggerty, M.D. former president of The W. T. Grant Foundation and The American Academy of Pediatrics

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    C. Rodowsky colorado 03-24-15
    C. Rodowsky colorado 03-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Divorcing the "correct" Way"

    I have been divorced for fours years and we still run into obstacles. I think if I had listened to this years ago it would have prevented amateur mistakes. It reassured me that our parenting plan is appropriate and it enlightened me to the effects of divorce on child and adult relationships. Unlike other divorce books I have listened to I didn't experience bouts of shame. This book was more "how to do divorce and raise children of divorce correctly".

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    Carlos M. 04-08-16
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    "very helpful and useful information."

    the book was very helpful and useful. only lacking point was how to integrate your new significant other.

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    Sam Motes Tampa 04-03-14
    Sam Motes Tampa 04-03-14 Listener Since 2009
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    "Hard but timely read"

    Very focused at keeping focus on what is right for the kids while your world is falling apart around you during a divorce.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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