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Resources

DIVORCE & SEPARATION  |  CHILDREN  |  ADOPTION  |  PARENTING

DIVORCE AND SEPARATION BOOKS

Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce 

by Lois Gold (Penguin USA, 1996)

What About the Kids: Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce

By Judith Wallerstein, Sandra Blakeslee (Hachette Books, 2004)

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate

by Harriet Lerner (Quill, 2002)

The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-adjusted and Resilient Kids, from Little Ones to Young Adults, through Divorce or Separation

by Karen Bonnell (Sasquatch Books, 2017)

Beyond Blame

by Jeffrey Kottler (Jossey Bass, 1996)

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child

by Ricci Isolina, Ph.D.  (Fireside, 1997)

Mindful Co-Parenting

By Jeremy Gaies and James B. Morris Jr (CreateSpace, 2014) 

BIFF For Co-Parents: Your Guide to Difficult Co-Parent Texts, Emails, and Social Media Posts 

By Eddy, Burns, and Chafin (Unhooked Books, 2020)

Vicki Lansky’s Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce and Its Aftermath

by Vicki Lansky (Book Peddlers, 1996)

LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution: Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implications for Practice

By Abbie Goldberg (Oxford University Press, 2018)

The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama: Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

By Lester Barclay (Khari Publishing Ltd, 2013)

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

My Family’s Changing     by Pat Thomas (B.E.S., 1999)

My Family Is Changing: A Drawing and Activity Book for Kids of Divorce    by Tracy McConaghie (Rockridge Press, 2020)

Why Don't We All Live Together Anymore?   by Emma Waddington (Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2016)

My Parents Are Divorced Too    by Melanie Ford et al (Magination Pr; 2nd edition, 2005) Age 10+

Dinosaurs Divorce   by Laurie Krasny and Marc Brown (Little Brown & Co., 1988) *This book caters to straight families

Momma Days, Mommy Days: A Story of Love, Change and Hope   By Isabella Moreno (Author House, 2015)

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce   by Vicki Lansky (Book Peddlers, 1998)

Don’t Want to Talk About It   by Jeanie Franz Ransom (Magination, 2000)

ADOPTION BOOKS

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

by Sherrie Eldridge (Dell Books, 1999)

The Open Adoption Experience

by Lois Ruskai Melina and Sharon Kaplan Roszia (Perennial, 1993)

Raising Adopted Children: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent

by Lois Ruskai Melina (Perennial, 1998)

The Family of Adoption

by Joyce Maguire Pavao (Beacon Press Books, 2005)

PARENTING CLASSES, BOOKS AND OTHER RESOURCES 

Big Little Feelings - A toddler parenting class

Love And Logic - Parenting classes and resources

No Bad Kids - Parenting class and resources

Attachment Nerd - Parenting workshops and resources

Positive Parenting Solutions - Classes and resources

Neufeld Institute - Intensive parenting classes, on-line scheduled and self-paced  

Positive Inside - Parenting workshops and resources  

BELONG Partners - Education for parents and teachers; non-profit, sliding scale 

Parenting Together - Free parenting classes, Washington county

LifeworksNW - Free parenting classes, Washington and Clackamas counties

MindSight Institute, The Whole Brain Child - 3-hr video parenting class with Dan Seigel 

Sproutable - Parenting classes 

Allies in Change - Respectful Parenting class and accompanying men's group, sliding scale

Positive Discipline for Pre-Schoolers   by Nelsen, Erwin and Duffy

How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk   by Faber and Mazlish

The Power of Showing Up   by Daniel Seigel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Whole Brain Child    by Daniel Seigel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Step-Family Handbook   by Karen Bonnell (2018)

The Remarriage Manual   by Terry Gaspard (2020)

*I do not endorse all of these resources, but many families have found them useful.

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