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Kids First- What Kids Want Grown-Ups to Know about Divorce

KIDS FIRST: What Kids Want Grown-Ups to Know About Separation and Divorce takes parents and professionals through the series of events that children go through during their parents’ separation or divorce, and describes the emotional impact of those events from the child’s perspective. Clearly demonstrating the linkages between parent behavior and child emotional response, the book is a critical tool for parents wishing to protect their child from the fallout of divorce.

While an adult may experience relief in the event of a divorce, it is an emotion rarely shared by children, who instead confront feelings of guilt, embarrassment, worry and anger. By providing expert advice on how to effectively listen to children, guidelines for how to tell kids about the separation, and how best to avoid putting kids in the middle, “Kids First: What Kids Want Grown-Ups to Know” gives practical advice on how to keep parenting relationships healthy in the most trying of times.

Covered Topics about Separation and Children

  • What Separation Feels Like to Kids
  • Listening to Children
  • Telling Kids About the Separation
  • Steps Toward a Healthy
  • Co-Parenting Partnership
  • Kids' Residence
  • Kids' Transitions
  • Holidays and Celebrations
  • Parental Anger
  • New Relationships, New Families
  • The Legal System - Courts, Lawyers and Kids
  • Schools Supporting the Co-Parenting Process
  • One Child's Perspective - Olivia's Story Actual kids' experiences in their own words.
Kids First- What Kids Want Grown-Ups to Know about Divorce $14.95

What People Are Saying

"This book is a gold mine of information for separating parents and for the professionals who serve parents and their children. It will surely help lower inter-parental conflict and make life better for thousands of children affected by this issue."

Felicity Myers, LCSW

"‘Kids First’ is an honest and practical guide to providing emotional and physical well-being to children whose world is rocked by divorce. This book is preventative medicine for all divorcing parents."

Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom.

Our Educators

Denise Baier, LMHC

Denise Baier, LMHC

Course Author

Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus

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What Students Learned

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Alot!!! I wasn't looking forward to taking this course but am so grateful it was required. The things I have learned have learned here are so valuable!
I've learned how to take care of my child(ren) independantly and how to consider my ex's feelings. I've learned how to deal with my child's problems and not to put my problems onto my children.
That my life and the life of our kids continues, it does not matter what. We should live it as good as possible.