Ex-Etiquette for Parents by Jann Blackstone-Ford
Good Behavior After a Divorce or Separation

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Written for both biological parents and stepparents, this helpful guide provides the tools necessary to raising well-adjusted children after a stressful divorce. Innovative in its technique and cowritten by a certified divorce and stepfamily expert and her own stepchildren's mother, this etiquette book provides an authentic guide for ex-spouses to interact on a civil and healthy level. Sample conversation for everyday scenarios help exes create a positive environment and ensure the mental and physical well-being of the children. Whether it's coordinating discipline between households, introducing a new partner, dealing with late child support payments, or providing a regular schedule for children, this guide empowers parents to change what they can—their attitudes and communication skills. In doing so, divorced parents can increase their self-esteem and personal growth and emerge confident that they can handle awkward situations and powerful emotions while keeping the children's best interests a priority.

About Jann Blackstone-Ford

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Jann Blackstone-Ford is a certified divorce and stepfamily mediator and has contributed to The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, and Working Mother. She is the founder and director of Bonus Families, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the peaceful coexistence between separated or divorced parents and their new families. She is the coauthor of Ex-Etiquette for Parents and Ex-Etiquette for Weddings and the author of The Custody Solution Sourcebook, Midlife Motherhood, and My Parents Are Divorced, Too. Sharyl Jupe is a regular columnist for the Bonus Families website and the coauthor of Ex-Etiquette for Parents and Ex-Etiquette for Weddings. Together they raise two children they share through marriage.
Published September 1, 2006 by Chicago Review Press. 356 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Blackstone-Ford is a divorce and stepfamily mediator who married Jupe's first husband. Together, they've written a thoughtful, well-informed guide to practicing good behavior after a divorce or separa

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