PARENTS' BOOKSHELF

Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child
By Isolina Ricci
Fireside, 1997

After a divorce, many parents feel overwhelmed with decisions about how to manage their children. Mom's House, Dad's House offers comfort to parents who feel weighed down by choices and teaches them how to build a businesslike relationship with their former spouse.

Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two
By Isolina Ricci
Fireside, 2006

This kid-friendly version of the original helps comfort children who may feel lost during their parents' divorce. With "tips," "words to try," and ways to "train your brain," Ricci's book teaches children how to divide their time between two homes.

My Father Married Your Mother: Writers Talk About Stepparents, Stepchildren, and Everyone in Between.
Edited by Anne Burt
W. W. Norton & Co, Inc., 2006

Respected writers uncover the truths and myths of American stepfamilies in this anthology of essays. By writing from the perspectives of stepmothers, stepfathers, and stepchildren, authors shed light on positive and negative aspects of the non-nuclear family.

The Good Divorce
By Constance Ahrons
HarperCollins Publishers, 1994

For anyone who believes that a "good divorce" is impossible, Ahrons is out to prove you wrong. In her firsthand account of her own separation, she dismantles the American myth that says only nuclear families can raise healthy children and explores how "binuclear" families can live in harmony.