Not too terribly long ago, I posted a list of books that were recommended by other long distance parents. Even though we all internally groan at the idea of self help books, the great thing about these books is that they can be an example for behavior we want to learn – but don’t have an example for. That’s how we humans learn – by example. Unfortunately, there are not always shining examples of effective co-parenting around us. So, to that end, here are more top picks in long distance parenting books from other long distance parents.
Co-parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce Rated 4.2 stars by 19 reviewers. The book description says :
“A successful co-parenting relationship is as vital to your child’s well-being and health as nutritious food or proper exercise. Research, anecdotal evidence, and plain common sense all point to the fact that children are happier, healthier, and better adjusted when both of their parents play an active role in their lives. Studies also show that the trauma children experience in the wake of a divorce or separation can be lessened when they see their parents getting along. Kids whose parents successfully co-parent feel more secure than those who have limited or no connection to one of their parents post divorce.
Co-Parenting 101 is based on the premise that co-parenting is a must, not an option. The involvement of both parents, not just the primary guardian, is the cornerstone of successful co-parenting. This is the first book written by a formerly married couple for whom co parenting is central to their day to day lives, and it offers a comprehensive, personal, and upfront look at how to effectively raise kids with an ex-spouse.”
Raising the Kid You Love With the Ex You Hate Rated 3.8 stars by 29 reviewers. The book descriptions says :
“You and your former wife/husband are struggling to be civil to each other and you recognize the conflicts could be damaging to your child. Dr. Farber, a clinical child psychologist who’s been in practice for 30+ years, knows what you’re up against. He writes compassionately and insightfully about the concrete, doable steps you can take to avoid letting differences with your ex get in the way of being the best mom or the best dad you can be.”