The Truth About Children and Divorce by Robert E. Emery Ph.D.
Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive

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Nationally recognized expert Robert Emery applies his twenty-five years of experience as a researcher, therapist, and mediator to offer parents a new road map to divorce. Dr. Emery shows how our powerful emotions and the way we handle them shape how we divorce—and whether our children suffer or thrive in the long run. His message is hopeful, yet realistic—divorce is invariably painful, but parents can help promote their children’s resilience. With compassion and authority, Dr. Emery explains:

• Why it is so hard to really make divorce work
• How anger and fighting can keep people from really separating
• Why legal matters should be one of the last tasks
• Why parental love—and limit setting—can be the best “therapy” for kids
• How to talk to children, create workable parenting schedules, and more


About Robert E. Emery Ph.D.

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Robert E. Emery, PhD is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia. A frequent lecturer, he is the author of more than one hundred scientific publications, and several books. His work has been featured in publications such as Newsweek, Time, Child, and the New York Times and he has appeared on Weekend Today and The Jane Pauley Show.
Published January 31, 2006 by Plume. 348 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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Psychology professor Emery knows firsthand how difficult divorce can be for children. He has an adult daughter from his first marriage, and while he regrets some of his behavior with regard to his ex-

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His 2004 book, The Truth about Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive (New York: Viking [Plume paperback, 2006]) is written for a broad audience and was featured when Dr. Emery presented on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Jane Pauley Show, Na...

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