Between Two Homes: Making Two Homes Work
You may be divorcing, divorced, never married, a grandparent, or other relative of a child growing up between two homes. For whatever reason you find yourself in the situation of helping a child grow up between two homes, you may be wondering how to do so. Between Two Homes has the answers. In this book, you’ll learn how to remain or become coparents (instead of opponents) and how to help your child grow and thrive while living between two homes. Offered in English and Spanish.
Between Two Homes helps you:
- Build a successful coparenting relationship so you can stop fighting and start communicating
- Recognize obstacles to the coparenting relationship
- Take advantage of alternatives to litigation—you don’t have to fight it out in court
- Talk to your child about the changes using language he or she can understand
- Learn the special needs of your child at various stages, from newborn to teenager
- Create a coparenting plan
- Learn what behaviors, and even what words, can help or hurt your child This book is also a helpful resource for mental health professionals and family law professionals.
- Not only does it provide helpful tools to help families, but it is a valuable text to provide to your clients.
“Bradley S. Craig brings practical advice to emotionally driven situations involving one of life’s most precious gifts, children. Between Two Homes is a concise, informative, and well-written guide to help parents learn to effectively coparent. I enthusiastically recommend Between Two Homes and Bradley’s philosophy on how to effectively coparent.” — Lauren Gaydos Duffer, Attorney at Law
“A great tool for helping families raise children between their two homes.” — Jennifer Leister, LPC, Author of Meet Max: Learning about Divorce from a Basset Hound’s Perspective
“Brad is one of the premier mental-health professionals dealing with families of divorce in the state of Texas. I, as well as the others Brad comes across, always learn something from him.” — Patrick A. Savage, MA, LPC, FAPA, BCPC
"Helped our Family be Happy. Bradley Craig is great at giving parents practical and realistic ways to co-parent effectively. As a step-mom it has made me step back and look at issues through the child's point of view. I can definitely say that my entire family has benefited and are living happier lives from learning how to help children live between two homes. Thanks!"
"Great Co-Parenting Guide. Between Two Homes is an excellent resource for all parents who have or are divorcing or were never married and are trying to co-parent. No one wants to harm their children, but people do not always know how to handle all of the situations with the children's best interest in mind.This is an easy read with a lot of specific common examples of co-parenting challenges." - By Melinda Eitzen, Attorney at Law
"Good Tool for Parents Struggling to Co-Parent Effectively. As a family law attorney I'm constantly looking for quality sources of information and coaching tools for clients. This handbook and the online parenting course is probably the best I've reviewed over the last 8-10 years." J. Shannon Cavers, Attorney at Law
"Must read for those with children who are not in a good relationship with the parent of their child. I am a Board Certified Family Law attorney in Texas. If you have children this book is a must read whether you are contemplating divorce, in the middle of a divorce, or recovering from a divorce. The level of conflict in any relationship where children are involved will be reduced even if only one parent modifies their behavior. Better to spend ten dollars on a book and put the information into action than tens of thousands of dollars on an attorney." Diane M. Wanger, Attorney at Law
"This book is an excellent resource for parents raising children together, but separately. If you're in the middle of any type of child custody litigation, or have already been through the courts, or just want more information on how to co-parent more effectively, this book is a definite must read. As an investigator for my state and for the family courts for nearly twenty years, I have witnessed first-hand how emotionally and mentally damaged children can become from parents who do not know how to co-parent. Putting your children first, and learning how to get along with the other parent is an absolute must to save your children from the chaos of two feuding parents. Bradley Craig's BETWEEN TWO HOMES will give you the tools you need to make sure you're putting your children first. " Rhonda Hopiks, Author
About the Author
Bradley Craig is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Family Life Educator. He is a noted coparenting educator in the North Texas area, and has developed a number of parent-education programs for families who are raising children in two homes. He is currently in private practice and at times contracts with organizations to provide services to families. Brad is a trained family-law mediator and provides family-law mediation training with other organizations. In addition, he offers training for other professionals on how to structure approaches to help children being raised between two homes. He works with families who are raising children between two homes and those with continuing custody/parenting-time issues as a Family Mediator, Collaborative Law Allied Professional, Coparenting Case Manager, Coparenting Coach, Educator, Parenting Facilitator, and Parenting Coordinator.
Brad has written the curriculum for several coparenting education programs and has developed several educational videos. He has been a guest speaker on many television and radio programs and has spoken at local, state, and national conferences about coparenting issues. He hosted an ongoing cable television series, The Children in the Middle Show, aimed at educating viewers about coparenting and legal options.