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9781843101031

Divorcing Children: Children's Experience of Their Parents' Divorce

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  • ISBN13:

    9781843101031

  • ISBN10:

    1843101033

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-08-01
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
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Drawing on a three-year multidisciplinary study of the children of divorced parents, the authors, leading academics in their fields, present a much-needed guide to working with children who are experiencing parental separation. Providing an in-depth picture of the effect of divorce on children both during and after the proceedings, the topics discussed include * how parents break the news of divorce to children and how this makes them feel * where children get their ideas about divorce from * how parent-child relationships change after separation * ways in which children adapt and cope with divorce. The authors show what children want and need to know and how professionals can allow them to have a degree of involvement in the process of separation that will help them to understand and adjust to their changing circumstances. Divorcing Children addresses the weaknesses of current legislation in family justice and suggests ways of improving the skills and knowledge of all p

Author Biography

Gillian Douglas is a Professor at the Law School, Cardiff University.

Table of Contents

LIST OF TABLES 6(1)
LIST OF FIGURES 6(1)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 7(2)
Introduction Divorcing Children 9(8)
Chapter 1 Children and Divorce: Developments in Policy and Practice 17(16)
Chapter 2 Finding Out 33(26)
Chapter 3 Telling Others 59(24)
Chapter 4 Parent-Child Relationships 83(35)
Chapter 5 Contact 118(26)
Chapter 6 Change and Adaptation 144(27)
Chapter 7 Legal Aspects 171(13)
Chapter 8 Conclusions 184(23)
APPENDIX HOW TO LISTEN TO CHILDREN 207(21)
REFERENCES 228(6)
SUBJECT INDEX 234(5)
AUTHOR INDEX 239

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