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Books

Marc J. Ackerman, Ph.D. Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House or Dad’s? Parenting Together While Living Apart. 2008.
In its nonjudgmental tone, this book shows you how to put your kids’ best interests first as you work with your spouse to parent together while living apart.

John Bradshaw. Bradshaw on: The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid Self-Esteem. 1990.
In this book you will discover the cause of emotionally impaired families. You will learn how unhealthy rules of behavior are passed down from parents to children and the destructive effect this process has on our society.

Kenneth N. Condrell and Linda L. Small. Be a Great Divorced Dad. 1997.
How to stay an involved, caring dad in the aftermath of divorce when all kinds of obstacles appear, making you insecure and uncertain of your parenting skills.

Susan Forward, Ph.D., and Craig Buck. Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life 2002.
Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it’s never good enough for your parents? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book could be right for you.

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. How To Survive Your Parents’ Divorce: Kids Advice to Kids. 1994.
Over 250 young people share how they cope with their parents’ divorce. 20 counselors add their insights.

 

Web Sites

FamilyLawCourts.com
http://www.familylawcourts.com/

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us/

The NESS Counseling Center
http://www.thenesscenter.org/

Orange County Child Support Services
http://egov.ocgov.com/ocgov/Child%20Support%20Services

Ventura County Child Support Services
http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/portal/DCSS

 

Child Care

American Baby Magazine
http://www.parents.com/american-baby-magazine/

Mommies Playground
http://www.mommiesplayground.com/

Simply Parenting
http://www.simplyparenting.com/

Today’s Parent
http://www.todaysparent.com/