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According to the Stepfamily Association of America, 60 percent of all families are breaking up, and custody and visitation issues loom large in the lives of many parents. Isolina Ricci's Mom's House, Dad's House guides separated, divorced, and remarried parents through the hassles and confusions of setting up a strong, working relationship with the ex-spouse in order to make two loving homes for the kids. This expanded and revised edition (the book was originally published in 1980) includes emotional and legal tools, as well as many reference materials and resources. As one parent said of the first edition, "This book is my friend."
Isolina Ricci, Ph.D., whose breakthrough work resulted in Mom's House, Dad's House, is an internationally renowned family expert, lecturer, award-winning mediator, and licensed family therapist who divides her time between consulting for family courts and working directly with families. She is the Director of the New Family Center in northern California.
This is an excellent book that every parent should read. The book teaches you that divorce is like death and there are steps which must be taken in order to get through the... Read morePublished on June 25 2004
I just needed something that reaches some broader topics. I have referred it to people who weren't facing all the problems I was. This is a nice book.Published on Nov. 5 2003
Mom's House, Dad's House is an island of rational ideas and support in a sea of self help books. Dr. Read morePublished on July 15 2003
I can see from the dates on the 5 Star reviews that this book was more valuable in the 70's. The attitudes in our society and the legal arena have moved way past this book.Published on May 12 2003
Mom's House, Dad's House by Isolina Ricci: I did not find this book remotely helpful and, by contrast, found it did a diservice to the process in which I was engaged when my ex... Read morePublished on May 8 2003
1997 information just doesn't cut it for 2003. This is a nice book for a nice person, dealing with a nice person. That's not what I am facing. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2003
I don't care if this was supposedly "Revised and expanded" it's still something that does not have enough relevant information for our time in the 21st century. Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2002 by Richard Schwalbe
This book must have been written in a vacuum. Things are just not this simple as this book makes it look. Don't waste your money on this book. There are much better on the market. Read morePublished on June 8 2002