The Guide for Separated Parents



The Guide for Separated Parents

Putting Your Children First

Karen and Nick Woodall – Piatkus 978-0-7499-4000-3

The Guide for Separated Parents (Piatkus 2009), written by Karen and Nick Woodall, is a practical book that helps parents to manage the changes that come as a result of family separation so that the impact on children is reduced and they are able to achieve their full potential.

Children from separated families fare best when they have close relationships with both of their parents, and when their parents communicate and co operate.

In this practical and reassuring guide, Karen and Nick Woodall draw on years of experience of helping separated parents resolve conflict over children that can arise during and after separation. They provide strategies and tools to help you communicate with your ex partner about every aspect of your children’s lives.

Packed with case studies, The Guide for Separated Parents illustrates how separations affect families in different ways and shows you that, what you are going through, you are not alone.

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  1. This is a super book. The writing and ideas are easy to read, clear, wise and helpful. Every separated family should have a copy. And every agency should have several copies handy – helping professions, mediation, legal, advice, therapy or counselling.

    Nick Child
    Family Therapist


  2. I am very interested in the current information regarding PA and would like to be included in any relevant posts.


  3. Does this book deal with parent having a possible personality disorders?

    What if the other parent doesn’t really want to share? Does not play well with others so to speak…


  4. Hi Karen, I am subscribed to your newsletter and receive regular blog updates, which are extremely helpful – thank you. My partner is alienated from his children and would like to receive the email notifications of new blog posts too. However, we can’t find a place to sign up anymore? Can you please let us know how we can add his address to your mailing list. Many thanks, Sharon


  5. Hi. I would really like to subscribe to your blog, newsletters and email notifications – I hope this is the way to do it? Thank you – Kate


  6. Good morning Karen.

    I thought that I should contact you beyond my twitter account @ArranHighlander. I only use this account because I know that all my children (? they are all adults now) and some of my grandchildren use twitter extensively. I don’t want to appear to be hurting their feelings if they were to stumble onto my open discussions.

    You asked to share some of my musings and recollections. Of course I would be honoured for you to do that. But I thought it responsible to give you my full name and personal email beyond arranhighlander.

    I am David Michael Booth. My personal email account is : If there is any time you wish to contact me beyond the twitter tirade please use my personal contact details.

    Thanks David


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