Book Review – Parents are Forever
Parents are Forever presents a great concept for co-parenting. It uses the analogy of owning a business together with your partner to show how people should co-parent. Parents who work together to care for their children after divorce become co-parents. No matter how ex-spouses feel about each other personally, co-parents who want to be successful ACT reasonably. Parents should attend formal meetings where child-related issues are discussed. This concept requires healthy negotiating, which requires proper distance and respect for one another. The book provides an example for proper business meeting structure and a checklist of discussion points that need to be discussed. I give this book five stars for parents that are serious about successful co-parenting. Even after all of the advice, this book teaches techniques, like accepting an un-perfect result, which is important, because after all, divorce is an imperfect result to begin with. I like the concepts in this book so much that I often formally recommend (in my GAL report) that parents read this book in cases where I am acting as a GAL. I give this book five stars.