Read this and more blogs by Julie Ross about successfully negotiating the ins and outs of joint custody.
Is it possible to transform a toxic divorce into a harmonious one? How do you turn the blame and insults into positive productive communication? Listen to the KPCC Public Radio interview as Julie Ross suggests a variety of ways to mitigate the negative effects of infighting on the children of divorced parents.
Parenting expert Julie Ross dicusses the new edition of her best-selling book "Joint Custody With A Jerk" in this lively interview with Palm Springs radio host Charlie Dyer. Click here to listen.
Twenty-one years ago, when Julie Ross’s first child was born, she made a discovery: those child-development textbooks she’d read for her master’s in psychology had little to do with diapers and feedings and crying spells. Theory was fine, but now she needed on-the-job training. She looked for a parenting support group, and discovered that the people leading them had the same degree she did.
“So I thought, let me just explore this,” she remembers. What she found was that parenting books and media “experts” were creating a generation of panicked parents uncertain about how to guide their children through the minefield of body image, Internet safety, substance abuse, sex-in addition to the less modern challenges of plain old growing up. “My whole business began with the idea of giving parents practical techniques to fix these things that people are writing about.”
A new survey reveals that girls who regularly watch reality TV expect a higher level of drama and bullying in their daily lives. CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports. Then, Erica Hill and Jeff Glor talk to Julie Ross, executive director of Parenting Horizons and author of "How to Hug a Porcupine," about the ways to counter the influences teenage girls are seeing in reality television.
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Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex
How to Talk to Your Tween-Aged Kids
Is your chatty kid suddenly sullen and silent? Welcome to the world of tween parenting. Parenting expert Julie Ross's got 7 ways to get the conversation going again. Read the full article at Parenting.com here.