Books for Parents and Co-Parents

Ackerman, Marc. Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House or Dad’s? Parenting Together While Living Apart. 2nd Edition 2008

Ahrons, Constance. The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart. 1995

Ahrons, Constance & Rodgers, Roy. Divorced Families: Meeting the Challenge of Divorce and Remarriage. 1989

Ashley, Steven. The Long-Distance Dad: How You Can Be There For Your Child – Whether Divorced, Deployed, or On-the-road. 2008

Bailey, Jack. The Parental Peace Accord. 2007

Bailey, Gary. Divorce For Dads: Making The Right Choices For Your Kids. (Written specifically for the South African market.) 2010

Banschick, Mark. The Intelligent Divorce: Because Your Kids Come First. 2010

Barr, Debbie. Caught in the Crossfire: Children of Divorce. 1986

Berger, Stuart. Divorce Without Victims. 1986

Beyer, Roberta. Speaking of Divorce: How to Talk with Your Kids and Help Them Cope. 2001

Bienenfeld, Florence. Helping Your Child Through Divorce. 1995

Blau, Melinda. Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Co-Parenting. 1995

Burrett, Jill & Green, Michael. Shared Parenting: Raising Your Child Cooperatively After Separation. 2009

Clapp, Genevieve. Divorce and New Beginnings: A Complete Guide to Recovery, Solo Parenting, Co-Parenting, and Stepfamilies. 2000

Cohen, Miriam . Long Distance Parenting: A Guide for Divorced Parents. 1991

Cohen, Miriam. The Joint Custody Handbook. 1991

Deutsch, Francine. Halving It All: How Equally Shared Parenting Works. 2000

Diamond, Susan A. Helping Children of Divorce: A Handbook for Parents and Teachers. 1986

Emery, Robert. The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing With The Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive. 2004

Everett, Craig & Sandra. Healthy Divorce: For Parents and Children: An Original, Clinically Proven Program for Working Through the Fourteen Stages of Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage. 1998

Favaro,Peter. Smart Parenting During and After Divorce: The Essential Guide to Making Divorce Easier on Your Child. 2008

Gardner, Richard A. The Parents’ Book About Divorce. 1991 (Gardner is a child psychiatrist.)

Hannibal, Mary Ellen. Good Parenting Through Your Divorce: The Essential Guidebook To Helping Your Children Adjust and Thrive Based on the Leading National Program. 2006

Hansen, Deb. Broken Strings: Wisdom for Divorced and Separated Families. 2007 (Hansen is a writer and parenting educator.)

Johnson, Colleen. Ex- Familia : Grandparents , Parents and Children Adjust to Divorce. 1988

Jones- Soderman, Jill, Quattrocchi, Allison, & Steinberg, Sheila. How To Talk To Your Children About Divorce. 2006

Klumpp, Mike. The Single Dad’s Survival Guide: How To Succeed As A One-Man Parenting Team. 2003

Knox, David & Leggett, Kermit. The Divorced Dad’s Survival Book: How to Stay Connected with Your Kids. 2000

Lansky, Vicki. Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce and Its Aftermath. 1996

Lapin, Renae. School Days and The Divorce Maze: A Complete Guide for Joint Custody Parents in Managing Your Child’s Successful School Career. 2008

Long, Nicholas & Forehand, Rex. Making Divorce Easier On Your Child: 50 Effective Ways To Help Children Adjust. 2002

Lowenstein, Liana. Creative Interventions For Children Of Divorce. 2006

Marquardt, Elizabeth. Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce. 2006

Neuman, M. Gary. Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce The Sandcastles Way. 1998 (Neuman,a couselor and rabbi, is the creator of Sandcastles TM – a 3.5 hour program, available in Miami and other cities, that encourages children to speak, draw, write and otherwise express their feelings about divorce. This book is for parents who do NOT have access to the program.)

Newman, George. 101 Ways To Be A Long Distance Super- Dad or Mom, Too. 2006

Nightingale, Lois.  Building Resiliency:  helping your child build inner-strength through the adversity of divorce.  2018

Paulsen, Shannon Rios.  Healthy Children of Divorce in 10 Simple Steps:  Minimize the Effects of Divorce on Your Children.  2017

Ross, Julie & Corcoran, Judy. Joint Custody With A Jerk: Raising A Child With An Uncooperative Ex. 1996

Schab, Lisa. The Divorce Workbook For Children: Help For Kids To Overcome Difficult Family Changes And Grow Up Happy. 2008 (Activities to teach kids to stay out of the middle, communicate their needs, and cope with stress and change.)

Schneider, Meg & Zuckerberg, Joan. Difficult Questions Kids Ask and Are Afraid to Ask About Divorce. 1996

Sedacca, Rosalind. How Do I Tell The Kids About The Divorce? A Create-A-Storybook Guide To Preparing Your Child – With Love! An e-book available at

Sommers-Flanagan, Elander, & Sommers-Flanagan. Don’t Divorce Us!: Kids Advice To Divorcing Parents. 2000

Stewart, Copeland, Chester, Malley, & Barenbaum. Separating Together: How Divorce Transforms Families. 1997

Teyber, Edward. Helping Children Cope With Divorce. 2001

Thayer, Elizabeth & Zimmerman, Jeffrey. The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After A Difficult Divorce. 2001

Thomas, Shirley. Parents Are Forever: A Step-by-step Guide to Becoming Successful Co-parents After Divorce. 2004

Turner, Kristine. New Beginnings for Divorcing Parents – Co-Parenting Divorce Workbook. 2010

Turner, Kristine. Mommy and Daddy Are Getting Divorced: Helping Children Cope With Divorce. 2010 (A read-along-with-your-children book)

Vachon, Marc & Amy. Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents. 2010

Virtue, Doreen. My Kids Don’t Live With Me Anymore: Coping With The Custody Crisis. 1988

Wallerstein, Judith & Kelly, Joan. Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce. 1996

Wallerstein, Judith & Blakeslee, Sandra. Second Chances: Men, Women & Children A Decade After Divorce: Who Wins, Who Loses – And Why. 2004

Wallerstein, Judith, Lewis, Julia & Blakeslee, Sandra. The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study. 2001

Wallerstein, Judith. What About The Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce. 2004

Walther, Anne. Divorce Hangover: A Successful Strategy to End the Emotional Aftermath of Divorce. 2000

Walther, Anne. Not Damaged Goods: A Successful Strategy for Children of Divorce From Infancy to Adulthood. 2001

Warshak, Richard. Divorce Poison: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing. 2010 (Dr Warshak has also created a DVD designed to help children and teens see family issues from another perspective and so avoid parental alienation and taking sides. The DVD is available at

Wassil-Grimm, Claudette. Where’s Daddy? How Divorced, Single and Widowed Mothers Can Provide What’s Missing When Dad’s Missing. 1994

Wolf, Anthony. Why Did You Have To Get A Divorce? And When Can I Get A Hamster? A Guide To Parenting Through Divorce. 1998