Resources for Parents

Adoption and Foster Care

Books for Children

  • A Mother For Chocoby by Keiko Kasza
  • How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole
  • Over the Moon: An Adoption Taleby by Karen Katz
  • Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • My New Mom and Me(ages 3-7) by Renata Galindo

Movies for Children

  • Kung Fu Panda series
  • Despicable Me series
  • Tarzan (Disney)
  • Boxtrolls
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Children At Risk


  • The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Piper
  • The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression by Dr. Lisa Machoian
  • Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We can Save Them by James Garbarino, Augusta Gone, Martha Tod Dudman
  • Teens in Turmoil by Carol Maxym and Leslie York
  • Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation by Steven Levenkron
  • Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception by Abraham Twerski, MD


Conflict Resolution


  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute
  • The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute
  • BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict people, their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns by Bill Eddy
  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Learner
  • Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury
  • Forgiveness: A Time To Love and a Time to Hate by Helen Whitney
  • The Dynamics of Conflict: A Guide to Engagement and Intervention by Bernard Mayer
  • The Conflict Paradox: Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes by Bernard Mayer
  • High Conflict People in Legal Disputes by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
  • So, What’s Your Proposal, Shifting High Conflict People from Blaming to Problem-Solving in 30 Seconds by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. 



  • The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce by Elizabeth S Thayer, Ph.D & Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D.
  • Divorce & New Beginnings: A Complete Guide to Recovery, Solo Parenting, Co-Parenting, and Stepfamilies by Genevieve Clapp
  • Taking the War Out of Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication by Sharon Ellison
  • Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships by Eric Berne
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini


SPLIT – A Film for Kids of Divorce (and their Parents)

split film

Divorce Mediation


  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury
  • The Divorce Mediation Handbook: Everything You Need to Know by Paula James
  • Divorce Mediation Answer Book, Save Time, Money, and Emotional Energy with a Mediated Separation or Divorce by Carol A. Butler, PhD and Dolores D Walker, MSW, JD
  • Challenging Conflict, Mediation Through Understanding by Gary Friedman and Jack Himmelstein

LGBT Resources


  • Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About Their Experienceby Carolyn Griffin
  • Living Two Lives: Married to a Man, In Love with a Womanby Joanne Fleisher


Books For Children

  • 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert
  • George by Alex Gino
  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
  • Asha’s Mums by Rosamund Elwin and Michele Paulse

Making Two Homes


  • Two Homes by Claire Masurel
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci
  • Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime  by Robert E. Emery Ph.D.
  • The Long Distance Dad by Steven Ashley
  • 101 Ways to be a Long Distance Super Dad…or Mom too! by George Newman
  • Custody Chaos, Personal Peace: Sharing Custody with an Ex Who Drives You Crazy by Jeffrey Wittman
  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life by Abigail Trafford



  • Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Parent’s Guide by Susan Blyth Boyan
  • Divorce and New Beginnings: A Complete Guide to Recovery, Solo Parenting, Co-Parenting, and Stepfamilies by Genevieve Clapp
  • The Parents Book About Divorce by Richard A. Gardener
  • Putting Children first: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
  • The Truth about Children and Divorce by Robert E. Emery
  • Journey of the Heroic Parent  by Dr. Brad Reedy
  • Yes Your Teen is Crazy!- Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind  by Michael J Bradley
  • Talking to Children About Divorce by Jean McBride
  • What About the Kids: Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce by Judith S. Wallterstein

Web-Based Apps

Children’s Books

  • Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown and Laurene Krasny Brown
  • HELP: A Girl’s Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies by Nancy Holyoke
  • Was it the Chocolate Pudding? by Sandra Levins
  • It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky
  • It’s Not the End of the World by Judy Blume
  • Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore by Kathy Stinson
  • Two Homes by Claire Masurel
  • It’s Not the End of the World – Judy Blume

    Personality Disorders/Parental Alienation


    • The Parental Alienation Syndrome by Richard A. Gardner
    • Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder by Bill Eddy
    • Disarming the Narcissist by Wendy Behary
    • Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Love Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul Mason and Randi Kreger

    Women and Divorce


    • Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce by Violet Woodhouse
    • Not Your Mother’s Divorce: A Practical Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Guide to Surviving the End of an Early Marriage by Kay Moffett and Sarah Touberg
    • Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends by Bruce Fisher and Robert Alberti


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