Reading List on Divorce MEDIATION, Custody, and Parenting
The following is a list of books you may find helpful reading on divorce, mediation and custody problems.
1.) Books on Divorce Mediation:
Bienenfeld, Florence, Child Custody Mediation, Science and Behavior Books (1983).
Blades, Joan, Mediate Your Divorce, Prentice Hall (1985).
Cloke, Kenneth, Mediation, Revenge and the Magic of Forgiveness, CDR, 1337 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica CA 90401 (1990)
Davidson, Howard, Ray, Larry, Horowitz, Robert, Alternative Means of Family Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association (1982).
Erickson, Stephen K. and Erickson, Marilyn S. McKnight, Family Mediation Casebook, Brunner/Mazel (1988).
Hansen, James C. and Grebe, Sarah Childs, Divorce and Family Mediation, Aspen (1985).
Riskin, Leonard L., Divorce Mediation: Readings, American Bar Association (1985).
Saposnek, Donald T., Mediating Child Custody Disputes, Jossey Bass (1985).
2.) Books on Parenting:
Atkin, Edith, and Rubin, Estelle, Part-Time Father, Vanguard Press (1976). Helpful advice and information for divorced fathers.
Galper, Miriam, Co-Parenting: Sharing Your Child Equally, Philadelphia, Running Press (1978). Survey of specific examples of people who are co-parenting in different ways.
Gardner, Richard A., Children's Book About Divorce, Jason Aronson, Inc. (1970). Directed towards children.
Gardner, Richard A., The Parents Book About Divorce, Doubleday (1977). General advice about problems facing divorcing parents.
Grollman, Earl A., Talking About Divorce: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child, Deakon Press (1975). Written and illustrated for a young child. Provides techniques for communicating between parent and child.
Krantzler, Mel, Creative Divorce, M. Evans & Co., Inc. (1973). Popular book describing the "stages" of divorce and how to cope.
Maddox, Brenda, The Half Parent, M. Evans & Co., Inc. (1975). Discusses the step-family experience and its problems.
Ricci, Isolina, Mom's House, Dad's House, Macmillan, N.Y. (1979).
Roman and Haddad, The Disposable Parent: The Case for Joint Custody, Holt, Rinehart & Winston (1978). A thorough critique of the arguments against shared custody and an advocate of co-parenting.
Rosenbaum, Jean and Beryl, Step-Parenting, E.P. Dutton (1977). Treats the step-parent family problems concerning children. Chapters 4, 5 and 6 contain a good simple discussion of child development in relation to divorce and step-parenting issues.
Spann, Owen and Nancie, Your Child? I Thought It Was My Child! , Ward Ritchie Press (1977). A humorous account of the experiences of two families coming together.
Willis, Richard, How To Get It Together When Your Parents Are Coming Apart, David McKay (1976). Mainly aimed at teenagers.
Woolley, Persia, Creative Survival for Single Mothers, Celestial Arts (1975). A discussion of the single mother situation.
Woolley, Persia, The Custody Handbook, Summit Books (1979). A survey of the area with emphasis on ideas for sharing parenting.
3.) Books on Divorce:
Adler, Allan J., Archambault, Christine, Divorce Recovery, PIA Press (1990).
Epstein, Joseph, Divorced in America, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1974.
Fisher, Ester Oshiver, Divorce: The New Freedom, Harper & Row, 1974.
Hunt, Morton & Bernice, The Divorce Experience, McGraw Hill, 1977.
Kranitz, Martin A., Getting Apart Together, Impact Pub. (1987).
Mannes, Marya & Sheresky, Norman, Uncoupling: The Art of Coming Apart, Viking Press, (1972).
McKay, Matthew, Rogers, Peter D., Blades, Joan, Gosse, Richard, The Divorce Book, New Harbinger (1984).
Sherman, Charles Ed, Practical Divorce Solutions, Nolo Press (1988).
Ungar, Allan, You and Your Money: A Guide to Financial Self-Confidence for the Suddenly Single, Calabasas Press (1989).
4.) Books on Shared Custody:
Bienenfeld, Florence, Child Custody Mediation, Science & Behavior Books, Inc., 1983.
Silver, Gerald A. & Myrna, Weekend Fathers, Stratford Press, 1981.
Ware, Ciji, Sharing Parenthood After Divorce, Viking, 1982.
5.) Books on Children:
Bienenfeld, Florence, Helping Your Child Succeed After Divorce, Hunter House, Inc., 1987.
Brings, Dorothy Corkille, Your Child's Self Esteem, Dolphin Books, 1975.
Franke, Linda Bird, Growing Up Divorced, Linden Press/Simon & Schuster, 1983.
Jewett, Laudia L., Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss, Harvard Common Press, 1982.
List, Julie, The Day The Loving Stopped, Sea View Books, 1980.
Wallerstein, Judith & Kelly, Joan, Surviving The Breakup, Basic Books, 1980.
6.) Books For Children:
Bienenfeld, Florence, My Mom and Dad are Getting a Divorce, EMC Corp., 1980. (By Mail: $5.20, EMC Corp., 180 E. 60th St., St. Paul, MN 55010; or at CDR.)
Blume, Judy, It's Not The End of The World, Bradbury Press.
Grollman, Earl A., Talking About Divorce and Separation, Beacon Press, 1975.