A long-overdue guide to assist parents in minimising the damage to their children before, during and after divorce. What makes this book different and invaluable is that the uncompromising authors refuse to sugar-coat their detailed, practical advice. They present their material with authority, and wisdom. Topics include: What adults can expect from a custody battle; What emotions arise in themselves and their children; How to answer their children's questions; How and why to put the child's needs first; With blueprint mapping out a child's needs for emotional health and well-being; Need for extra vigilance toward children during times of adult transition; How to soften the custody battle; The hidden needs of children; Dealing with uncooperative spouse.
Dr Nadir Baksh is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist practising in Stuart, Florida for over twenty-three years. He has been awarded Diplomate and Fellow status in a number of areas. Along with his clinical psychology practice, Dr Baksh has rendered expert opinion testimony in both criminal and civil matters including child custody cases. Laurie Elizabeth Murphy, Ph.D. has worked as a counsellor with marital and family issues since 1988. She is the mother of four grown children.