Keep Your Family Close, Even After Divorce

Top Quote Divorced parents raising children in separate households often miss parts of their children’s lives in which they’d like to be involved. It’s a reality made just a little easier because of a book by divorced parents, for divorced parents. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 17, 2009 - Our Great Kids, authored by Tara Amaral and Chris Frie, both divorced parents, is a groundbreaking new tool for recording the important information and moments in a child’s life.

    A uniquely relevant book, Our Great Kids is designed specifically for the divorced parent, and offers key parenting tools all in one place, including:

    -Journals for children so that parents can experience what their children are feeling
    -Lists for organizing emergency contacts
    -Medication charts so vital for avoiding mistakes in dosing or timing
    -Daily journals for kids to fill in

    “Children can get lost in the shuffle and tension of divorce,” says Mr. Frie. “Even if the divorced parents do get along, the important things that their kids do might be forgotten when both lead busy lives.”

    “We made this book because it is a system that we use in our own households,” says Ms. Amaral. “And it works.”

    Tara Amaral and Chris Frie have successfully used this system for two years with five kids, five schedules and three homes. Together, they have been through the Pennsylvania court-mandated program Kids First, which teaches the importance of open lines of communication between separated parents.

    “Communicate in a healthy way,” says Mr. Frie. “Between hectic schedules and different household rules, parents can now successfully keep track of their child’s wellbeing, eating habits and every experience!”

    The authors have created the website to go along with their new book. The site allows divorced parents to log into their child’s account to communicate important dates, daily activities and special things that their child did that day. Parents can also exchange photos and receive e-mail alerts to remind them of scheduled activities.

    (Our Great Kids by Tara Amaral and Chris Frie; ISBN: 978-0-9821091-0-6;
    $23.95; 104 pages; 8˝” x 11”; softcover, spiral bound; TML Publishing)

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