It can be helpful when separating to consider different options and perspectives.  I’ve put together a library of some resources that may be helpful. These are in no particular order, and different ones will resonate with different people.

Parenting After Separation

  • The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive (Emery, R.E.)
  • Keeping Kids Out of the Middle: Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Conflict, Separation and Divorce (Garber, Benjamin D.)
  • Listen to Me! Your Child and Your Divorce (Gottlieb, Daniel)
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House (Ricci, Isolina)
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids (Ricci, Isolina)
  • Parenting After Divorce: Resolving Conflicts and Meeting your Children’s Needs (Stahl., Phlip)
  • Parents are Forever: A step-by-step guide to becoming successful coparents after divorce (Thomas, S.)
  •  In the Name of the Child: A Developmental Approach to Understanding and Helping Children of Conflicted and Violent Divorce (Johnston, J., Roseby, V., Kuehnle, K.)
  • Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way (Neuman, G., M)

Separation/Divorce generally

  • Surving Your Divorce: A Guide to Canadian Family Law (Cochrane, M. G).

Parenting generally

  • Kids are Worth It: Giving Your Child The Gift of Inner Discipline (Coloroso, B.)
  • Raising Your Spirited Child: a guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, preceptive, persistent, and energetic (Kurcinka, M.K)
  • Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles (Kurcinka, M.K.)
  • 7 Things your teenager won’t tell you: and how to talk about them away (Lippincott, J.M. & Deutsch, R.M.)
  • How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years (Ross, J.A.)
  • The Whole-Brain Child: Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind (Siegel, D. J., & Bryson, T. P.)