Putting Children First

Children from separated families fare best when they have close relationships with both of their parents, and when their parents communicate and co operate.

In this practical and reassuring guide, Karen and Nick Woodall draw on years of experience of helping separated parents resolve conflict over children that can arise during and after separation. They provide strategies and tools to help you communicate with your ex partner about every aspect of your children’s lives.


Packed with case studies, Putting Children First illustrates how separations affect families in different ways and shows you that, what you are going through, you are not alone.


What people say...

'Quite simply the best book on separation that we have ever read!'
Fatherhood Institute


'It will help you both to read Putting Children First by Karen and Nick Woodall.'
Deidre Sanders, The Sun

'I give a copy of Putting Children First to every client of mine who is a parent facing separation. I consider it essential reading for any separating parent who truly wants to build a positive separated future for their family.'

Maura Mckibbin, Collaborative Solicitor

'The chapters logically and thoroughly explore all the issues that might arise before reaching a conclusion with sound advice on each topic.'
Parenting Without Tears









Offering parents a safe and boundaried environment in which to develop new ways of managing the difficult transitions that accompany divorce or family separation.







Putting Children First now available to parents in Australia

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Putting Children First

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