Raising Well-Adjusted, Resilient and Resourceful Kids in a Two-Home Family from Little Ones to Young Adults

by Karen Bonnell with Kristin Little

If you’re facing divorce or separation, I know you’re thinking about your children… their well-being, their emotional safety, future and happiness. With so much falling apart, you want to get one thing right —  co-parenting.


With a tested “here’s how” approach, The Co-Parents’ Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of guiding children through divorce and raising them skillfully in two homes. For your child’s sense of family, what divorce breaks apart, strong co-parenting rebuilds.


Addressing parents’ questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict, grief and recovery, the authors skillfully provide a road map for all members of the family to safely navigate through separation/divorce and beyond. Parents discover through practical guidance how to move from angry/hurt partners to constructive, successful co-parents. The pages are chock-full of helpful strategies to resolve day-to-day issues in an easy-to use format. This book is here to answer questions, help parents co-parent and ensure kids thrive!

A Message from the Author

I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want what was best for his or her children. As a professional working every day with parents and co-parents, and a parent who navigated a difficult divorce, I’ve experienced first- and second-hand a body of knowledge, skills, protocols, and practices worth sharing.

I’ve dedicated my work to digging deep and learning everything I can about adults in the transition from parent to co-parent: figuring out what works and what doesn’t, and finding ways to help them heal. This book contains the teaching stories and principles shared everyday with parents going through some of the scariest, most uncertain, and change-filled transitions of their lives — protocols that help build a successful, stable two-home family.

This book is for you! …as you guide your children through the next weeks, months and years.

Wishing you the very best,
Karen Bonnell