In the Best Interest of the Child: How to Protect Your Child from the Pain of Your Divorce
by Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D.
Reviewed by Ewell Hardman
During meetings with parents considering the possibilities of divorce it is common for them to wonder about how a separation or divorce will affect children. The message by this influential and ground breaking author goes far to bring wisdom and clarity to parents considering divorce. Its sub-title is “How to Protect Your Child from the Pain of Your Divorce.” A separation or a divorce adds new problems for children to an already troubled parental relationship. Even when intents are positive reality eventually intrudes, “even loving, well-intentioned parents lose perspective in the emotional turbulence of divorce….” Some of the most helpful chapters Dr. Samenow writes about are, The Seven Deadly Errors parents make when they engage a divorce process. His corrections for these errors provide excellent guidance for the conscientious parent who wants to protect the child from as much of the negative consequences as possible. Here you can learn more about the “loss after loss” experienced by children that will help any parent considering divorce to re-consider the how, when and why of this decision. This excellent and easy reading text will help parents avoid mistakes and help your child “to thrive during a painful time.”
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