Testimonials

Two Homes, One Childhood

"Emery's assessment of divorce and its effects on children is spot-on. Parents faced with divorce would do well to bring Emery's book to the table at the next mediation session."
Kirkus Reviews
"Two Homes, One Childhood provides a crucial road map for understanding children’s needs at every stage of development with guidelines for flexible parenting plans that change with the child’s needs over time. [A] brilliant, child-centered approach…a must-read for every separating parent and the professionals who work with them."
Joanne Pedro-Carroll, Ph. D., author of Putting Children First, clinical psychologist, and child specialist
"An invaluable guide and resource for parents working together to raise their children after divorce or separation. [Emery’s] advice and insight are sensible, sympathetic, and scientifically sound."
Elizabeth Scott, Harold R. Medina Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
"I recommend this book to all those who proclaim that their primary concern is the well-being of children of separation and divorce. Dr. Emery provides practical guidance to parents, lawyers, judges, mediators—just call him Coach!"
Hon. Ann Sundt (ret.)
"Emery is a rare find: an acclaimed divorce scientist and mediator who knows the realities of separated parenting. His advice is educative, reassuring, and motivating, and will go a long way to enabling parents to help their children thrive between two homes."
Jennifer E. McIntosh, professor of psychology and founder ChildrenBeyondDispute.com
"Robert Emery keeps his eyes and yours, glued on children, while guiding parents through an evidence-based approach to raising children in two homes. I highly recommend this book to parents and their co-parents."
E. Mark Cummings, Ph. D., Professor and Notre Dame Endowed Chair in Psychology, Director, Family Studies Center
"[Emery] offers a hopeful message aimed at the parental heart and intent on keeping children’s needs front and center."
Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph. D., M.S.L., Maconda Brown O’Connor Professor, Director, Clinical Research Institute, Smith College School for Social Work
"As a juvenile and family court judge. I have admired Robert Emery’s work for decades. This book is particularly relevant to separated parents. It is written clearly, and is practical, I plan on encouraging judicial colleagues to read it."
Judge Leonard Edwards (ret.)

The Truth About Children and Divorce

"Finally, an internationally respected scholar tells parents the absolute truth about divorce and its effects on children. Every parent needs to own this book."
John Gottman, Ph.D., author of The Relationship Cure and The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
"I strongly recommend this wonderful book for all parents considering divorce and for all those who are already divorced and want to do whatever they can to enhance their children's well-being now and over time. This may be the most important book a parent ever reads."
Dr. Howard J. Markman, cofounder of PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) and co-author of 12 Hours to a Great Marriage
"Robert Emery is a leading researcher studying divorce, children, and mediation. He . . . gives parents sensible and practical advice for navigating the potentially treacherous shoals of divorce."
Dr. Robert H. Mnookin, J.D., Chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
"Based on Dr. Emery's extensive clinical and research experience, this book will help divorcing couples and their children deal with the many challenges associated with marital breakups and build happier, more fulfilling lives."
E. Mavis Hetherington, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, co-author of For Better or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered
"If only we could make all divorcing parents with children read this book before they separate! Dr. Emery makes use of his vast experience to explore the emotional trauma of the disengagement process that accompanies divorce. This extremely reader-friendly book will enable parents to understand their children's experience of divorce and help parents shield their children from adult anger and hurt."
Hon. Arline S. Rotman (ret.), former president of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts