Author(s): Karen Bonnell
The Co-Parents' Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of raising children when they live in separate homes. Addressing parents' questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict, grief, and recovery, the author skillfully provides a roadmap for all members of the family to constructively navigate through separation/divorce and beyond. Through practical and reassuring guidance, parents discover how to move from being angry and hurt partners to constructive, successful co-parents who are able to put their children's needs first.
Handbook designed to help parents raise children when they live in separate homes. Addresses questions about the emotional impact of seperation, conflict, grief and recovery. Helps families constructively navigate through seperation and divorce.
Karen Bonnell, ARNP, MS, is a board-certified clinical nurse specialist with 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and parents. Her private practice is dedicated to working with couples across the spectrum from premarital preparation to co-parenting in two-home families to remarriage. As a divorce and co-parent coach, Karen has dedicated her work to thoughtfully resolving conflicts one person, one couple, and one family at a time. Karen has served on the board of King County Collaborative Law and was a founding member of the Collaborative Professionals of Washington. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Academy of Professional Family Mediators.Karen is a regular presenter on topics related to divorce and co-parent coaching, as well as advanced communication skills. Karen lives in the foothills of the Cascade range outside Seattle. She values the lessons learned in the oschool of hard knockso in her experience of creating a two-home family before divorce coaching existed. Her two adult children are her everyday inspiration for the beauty of love, forgiveness, and trust in the capacity of family in all its forms. Contributor Kristin Little, MA, MS, LMHC, has over 17 years of experience guiding parents and children through the emotional landscape of separation and divorce. She serves on the board of the Collaborative Professionals of Washington.