Coparenting: A Conceptual and Clinical Examination of Family Systems
James McHale defines coparenting as "an enterprise undertaken by two or more adults who together take on the care and upbringing of children for whom they share responsibility." Coparents may be members of the child's extended family, divorced or foster parents, or other specialized caregivers.
This landmark book was written to encourage good coparenting as a powerful support for at-risk children's social, emotional, and behavioral needs.
Part I examines the concepts, theories, and empirical research underlying this dynamic socialization force characteristic of all family systems. Part II explores clinical applications—the various assessments and interventions that promote coparenting. The result is essential reading for those interested in the welfare of children.