Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After: How to Break Up in a Whole New Way by Katherine Woodward Thomas, MA, MFT
Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child, by Isolina Ricci
The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce, by Elizabeth Thayer and Jeffrey Zimmerman
Raising the Kid You Love with the Ex You Hate, by Edward Farber
Blended, Not Broken, by Erin Mantz
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Tools to Help You Make Practical and Emotional Decisions When Thinking About Divorce, by Cherie Morris and Vicki Vollweiler
Financial Planning and Divorce
The Divorce Dance: Protect Your Money, Manage Your Emotions, & Understand the Legal Issues, by Stan Corey
Web Based Communication Tools
Raising healthy children requires a consistent and reliable means of communication. In every family, keeping track of activity schedules, health care, educational needs, social and emotional changes, and day-to-day triumphs and challenges is difficult. The difficulty is multiplied exponentially when raising children in two homes. Parents must communicate! Below are links to wonderful, web based communication tools that will allow parents to share information while minimizing the opportunities for conflict.
2Houses.com helps parents organize schedules, send messages, keep track of activities, manage expenses, and easily exchange school and medical information. It also has a feature that helps parents manage to-do, and shopping lists. Additionally, it provides a place where parents can store important documents, photos and videos.
Bothparents.com features a shared calendar, address book for important contacts and photo sharing abilities. It also has a 'one email address' tool that parents use to jointly receive communication from teachers, schools or anyone who needs to communicate with both parents. (Cost: Free!)
Online Coparenting Workshops and Support
Even in the best circumstances, coparenting is difficult. Surrounding yourself with encouragement and information to support your unique parenting journey is important. Below are links to fantastic free online workshops to encourage you and keep you focused on your parenting goals.
For parents who have never been married
For divorcing and divorced parents
For parents working through marital problems
Disclaimer: The information provided herein is for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. Nothing contained herein should be relied on or acted upon without the benefit of legal advice based upon the particular facts and circumstances presented, and nothing herein should be construed otherwise.