Most separating parents worry about how their children will cope with their breakups. Will the children be okay? What can be done to help them? What is known about that? The short answer is that there is a lot known about how children cope with and are affected by parental breakups. This book has been written to help parents chart a course to a hopeful future where children can be loved and cared for by both parents. Reviewing highlights of 50 years of research, Part I identifies what helps in hinders children as they cope with parental pickups. Built on that evidence, Part II offers a Family Transition Plan consisting of 15 positive steps parents can take to ensure the well-being of their children. It is a workbook filled with family-planning checklists and worksheets. 8.5 x 11, 92 pages.