Benjamin Garber, Ph.D., Author of Keeping Kids Out of the Middle, on Tour Nov./Dec. 2008

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About Benjamin

Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D., is a New Hampshire licensed child psychologist, a state certified Guardian ad litem and a practicing Parenting Coordinator. Dr. Garber has a Bachelor of Arts degree in developmental psychology and psycholinguistics from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science and a Doctorate in child clinical and developmental psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Visit to learn more about Dr. Garber and learn more about how to keep kids out of the middle.

About Keeping Kids Out of the Middle: Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Conflict, Separation, and Divorce

Are your kids growing up in a war zone? Here’s Your Peace Treaty

When co-parents conflict, their kids get caught in the middle. They become ‘adultified,’ infantilized, and alienated. They’re made into messengers and spies, implicitly forced to grow up too fast or to remain needy for much too long. The antidote: practicing child-centered parenting–consistently creating parenting plans and conflict resolution strategies that genuinely meet children’s emotional and psychological needs–first and foremost and for the rest of their lives.

Keeping Kids out of the Middle is not about divorce, and it’s not about you. It is about your kids. This eye-opening and highly pragmatic book is a here-and-now guide toward better understanding and meeting the needs of your children. You will learn what child-centered parenting is, how to implement it productively, and how to communicate effectively with your parenting partners, no matter the legal status of your relationship, the distance between your homes, or the quality of your intimate relationship.

In Keeping Kids out of the Middle, child psychologist and state certified Guardian ad litem Benjamin Garber offers parents a radically new perspective on co-parenting in the midst of relationship conflict and teaches co-parents how to build a consistent, healthy environment for their children through the art of ‘scripting,’ establish better means of communicating and communication styles, and create parenting plans that help keep children protected. Thisis your guide to putting your children’s needs first and giving them the safety net they must have in order to become healthy adults who are able themselves, to some day, keep their own kids out of the middle.

Benjamin Garber’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, November 17th: Single Mom Finding Herself

Wednesday, November 19th: I think I can, I think I can

Thursday, November 20th: The Psycho Ex Wife

Wednesday, November 26th: Stepmama Metamorphoses

Tuesday, December 2nd: Mommy Vents

Wednesday, December 3rd:  A Stepmom’s Say

Thursday, December 4th:  Rebellious Thoughts of a Woman

Monday, December 8th: The 3R’s: Reading, Riting, and Randomness

Tuesday, December 9th: Their Wicked Stepmother

Thursday, December 11th: No One’s The Bitch


3 Responses to “Benjamin Garber, Ph.D., Author of Keeping Kids Out of the Middle, on Tour Nov./Dec. 2008”

  1. Ben Garber says:

    I’m very excited to appera here and discuss this terrific book. “Keeping Kids Out of the Middle” can help you help your kids to minimize the anger, sadness, guilt and fera associated with co-parental conflict.

    “Keeping Kids Out of the Middle” is NOT about divorce. Divorce is just the tip of teh iceberg. Its about kids who live caught between caregivers whose poor communication, inconsistency and adult conflict compromises their well-being.

    See you here soon!

  2. Dr. Garber:

    I am thrilled to have come across your new book which totally complements the messages I share at my website, I will be happy to alert the members of my Child-Centered Divorce Network about your book and would like to talk further with you about it.

    My own experience more than a decade ago led to my writing a guidebook for parents on how to create a storybook with family photos and history as a successful way to have the tough divorce break-the-news conversation.

    I’m recognized as The Voice of Child-
    Centered Divorce and my new book is How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook™ Guide to Preparing Your Children — With Love! What makes the book unique is that I don’t just tell parents what to say. I provide customizable templates to say it for them!

    Therapists, attorneys, mediators, educators and other professionals from around the U.S. and beyond have endorsed the book, attesting to the value of my fill-in-the-blanks, age-appropriate templates. Six therapists contribute their expertise to the book, as well.

    My goal is for divorcing couples to stop, talk and create a plan before having that crucial “divorce” talk with their children. I then guide them, for the sake of their kids, to move ahead in creating a child-centered divorce that keeps the kids out of the middle.

    You’ll find my email contact information at my website along with my free articles, ezine and other valuable resources on this topic:

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best wishes,
    Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

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