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Author Baker, Amy J. L.

Title Co-parenting with a toxic ex [Axis 360 electronic resource] : what to do when your ex-spouse tries to turn the kids against you / Amy J. L. Baker, Paul R Fine.

Publication Info. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Summary " There's no question about it: your children are the most important thing in your life. But if you have gone through a messy divorce, your relationship with your children may become strained if you have to deal with a toxic ex. Your ex may bad-mouth you in front of the kids, accuse you of being a bad parent, and even attempt to replace you in the children's lives with a new partner. As a result, your children may become confused, conflicted, angry, anxious, or depressed-and you may feel powerless. In Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex, a nationally recognized parenting expert offers you a positive parenting approach to dealing with a hostile ex-spouse. You'll learn to avoid the most common mistakes of coparenting, how to avoid "parental alienation syndrome," and effective techniques for talking to your children in a way that fosters open and honest response. In addition, you'll learn how to protect your children from painful loyalty conflicts between you and your ex-spouse. Divorce is often painful, especially if your ex habitually tries to undermine your relationship with your children. But with the right tools you can protect your kids and make your relationship with them stronger than ever. This book can show you how. You can find out more about this book and about author Amy J.L. Baker at www.amyjlbaker.com"-- Provided by publisher.
"After a messy divorce, it's all too common for one parent to try and undermine the relationship between their children and their ex. In Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex, readers are offered a positive parenting approach to coping with a hostile ex-spouse. Inside, mothers and fathers who are dealing with a toxic ex will learn how to avoid parental alienation, as well as techniques for talking to their children in a way that fosters open and honest response. Divorce can be painful, but with the right tools parents can protect their kids and build stronger, more trusting relationships"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1; Causes and Consequences of Loyalty Conflicts in Families of Divorce; 2; How Co-parents Create Loyalty Conflicts and How Children Respond; 3; Core Concepts of Positive Parenting; 4; Deepening Your Bond and Reducing Conflict with Your Child; 5; When Your Ex Is Sending Poisonous Messages About You; 6; When Your Ex Is Interfering with Contact and Communication; 7; When Your Ex Is Erasing and Replacing You; 8; When Your Ex Is Encouraging Your Child to Betray Your Trust; 9; When Your Ex Is Undermining Your Authority and Fostering Dependency in Your Child
Subject Children of divorced parents.
Child rearing.
Parent and child.
Parental alienation syndrome.
Child rearing.
Children of divorced parents.
Parent and child.
Parental alienation syndrome.
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Fine, Paul R., 1955-
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: 9781608829583 1608829588 (DLC) 2014009371
ISBN 1608829596 (electronic bk.)
9781608829590 (electronic bk.)
9781608829606 (electronic bk.)
160882960X (electronic bk.)
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