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Books for Non-Resident Divorced Dads? Help!

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shey02 Tue 04-Mar-14 13:15:49

Does anyone know of any books geared towards men, in raising their kids better after divorce. Ie. tackling guilt-parenting, alienation and avoiding Disney Dad syndrome. No matter what I say or how I say it, it's interfering, if I get him a book there is a chance he will read it!

My bf is really struggling with how to discipline and maintain order. His dc are running rings around him and it's the usual, I'm going home, I hate it here, etc. if he tries to enforce any rules or discipline for bad behaviour.

I got Divorce Poison already. smile

FrogbyAnotherName Tue 04-Mar-14 14:04:43

Stepmonster, by Wednesday Martin will give him an idea of what you are facing as a SM.

shey02 Tue 04-Mar-14 14:12:37

Frog you read right through me! Totally struggling at the mo. Thanks smile

purpleroses Tue 04-Mar-14 14:28:37

Mum's House Dad's House - forget who it's by but very useful at exactly that sort of thing. For either parent.

Lostlou Tue 04-Mar-14 15:03:17

Stepmonster - definitely! Good luck smile

russianfudge Tue 04-Mar-14 18:14:57

I was going to say Divorce Poison smile

BertieBotts Tue 04-Mar-14 18:17:07

When Your Kids Push Your Buttons is a good one on parental guilt, it's more of a discipline/how to keep your cool book though and the guilt part is nearer the end.

chickenoriental Tue 04-Mar-14 20:06:05

I'd bet too many of us has a copy of Divorce Poison hmm

MaryPoppinsCarpetBag Wed 05-Mar-14 15:21:46

Parenting Apart looks good.

shey02 Thu 06-Mar-14 08:44:56

Thank you everyone, appreciate all the recommendations. smile

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