The Modern Family Survival Guide
TV presenter, bestselling author and psychologist Nigel Latta gives common-sense and amusing answers to the complex issues surrounding today's family in its many and varied forms. Utilising both the best current research about stepfamilies and over two decades of clinical experience, Nigel traverses the dilemmas and questions that modern family life presents. The shape of the modern family has changed hugely in the last twenty years. Once upon a time mum, dad, and a three or four kids used to be the norm, but that type of family is almost an anomaly now. Stepfamilies, separated families, single parents, grandparents raising their children's children, bitter family court battles, and complicated access arrangements ...it's a new world full of complicated family arrangements and conundrums. The Modern Family Survival Guide covers many key topics such as separation and divorce; surviving family court; sharing custody; co-parenting when your ex is difficult; step parenting; adoption issues; parenting the 'only child'; gay and lesbian parents; grandparents raising grandchildren, and much more.
Nigel Latta is a respected clinical psychologist and the bestselling author of The Politically Incorrect Parenting Book. He specialises in working with children with behavioural problems, from simple to severe, and also has firsthand experience of raising boys thanks to his two boisterous sons. In addition to having worked with thousands of families over the past 17 years, Nigel also consults with a range of private and public organisations, including social services agencies, prisons and Child Youth and Family Services. Nigel lives in New Zealand with his family. For more information visit http://goldfishwisdom.org