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ERIC Number: ED168731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 158
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Co-Parenting: Sharing Your Child Equally. A Source Book for the Separated or Divorced Family.
Galper, Miriam
This source book introduces perspectives and skills which can contribute to successful "co-parenting" (joint custody, joint parenting, co-custody or shared custody) of preadolescent children after parents are separated or divorced. Chapter One introduces the concept of co-parenting. Chapter Two advances an approach to developing flexible co-parenting schedules for the establishment of basic child care routines and provides tips for dealing with the ordinary but unanticipated demands of living with children. Chapter Three focuses on the problematic aspects of constructing a new kind of relationship with one's ex-spouse. In Chapter Four, the effects of situational instability and parental ambivalence on the child and the general issue of the child's adjustment are discussed. Professional perspectives related to co-parenting are assessed in Chapter Five. Difficulties of co-parenting, such as adjusting to the intermittent absence of the child, are indicated in Chapter Six. Chapter Seven describes a co-parent support group. In the final chapter, the author presents an interview with her ex-husband in which both explore their experience of co-parenting. (RH)
Running Press, 38 South Nineteenth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 (Paper, $4.95, plus $0.25 postage)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Custody; Coparenting; Support Groups