Originally Posted by Pliglet
Also I'm a book/crafting nerd with a special love for all things children and childbirth
(Because you live in Oz and family responsibilities mean that you'll probably never travel to Europe [???])
Because you're who you are. (I've only read your post on the thread "Building Self Esteem - What Works?
" and then jumped to this one, but I'm now going to check out your other threads and probably, probably, request your friendship
How old are the children that you're co-parenting?
I'm going to recommend 2 books to you:
a) Woman On The Edge Of Time
by Marge Piercy - my favourite [adult] novel of all time, the most attractive utopia that I know of, which contains bits on co-parenting. DO NOT read the wikipedia entry on this book before you read the book itself! Some idiot
has spoiled one of the secrets in the plot. The link I supply is to amazon, which doesn't make this mistake.
b) Kiss Me! - How To Raise Your Children With Love
by Dr. Carlos González - the best book on childrearing that I've ever read. In fact, on page 2, I said to myself: "This is a great
book!" On page 60, I said: "I want to translate it into English." (I read it in the original Spanish and - at that time - it had been translated into Portuguese, German, and Italian... but not English. I got permission from Dr. González to do the work [he sent me a digital copy of the original], but due to my very intermittent access to computer technology [and other factors], it took me years to translate. I hadn't finished the corrections when I found that it has been published [AT LAST!] in English. I'm sorry that I didn't make it as the official translator, but I'm overjoyed that this amazing and much-needed book is now available in English.)