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Mark R. Banschick, M.D. is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with over 20 years of experience in child and adolescent psychiatry. The Intelligent Divorce course evolved from his work as an expert witness in custody disputes. Dr. Banschick has appeared on the CBS Early Show and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and firstwivesworld.com.

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  • Paperback: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Intelligent Book Press (July 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982590326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982590324
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,255,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark R. Banschick, M.D. is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with over 20 years of experience in child and adolescent psychiatry. The Intelligent Divorce Project includes a book series, an online course and seminars designed to help parents raise healthy children during a divorce (see www.TheIntelligentDivorce.com). Dr. Banschick has appeared on the CBS Early Show and has been quoted in The New York Times, firstwivesworld.com, and contributes regularly to the Huffington Post.

Book One in The Intelligent Divorce Series, "Taking Care of Your Children" (2010), focuses on the well being of kids. Both the paperback and Kindle versions of The Intelligent Divorce: Taking Care of Your Children are available at Amazon.com. This book helps you gauge how your child is doing with the divorce and what you can do to make a difference.

Book Two, "Taking Care of Yourself" (2011), helps parents to take control of their lives by handling anger and anxiety more productively; learning about finances and healthier living; and dealing realistically with the world of attorneys, therapists and difficult ex spouses.

Book Three, Dealing with a Difficult Ex, is scheduled to come out in 2012.

The Intelligent Divorce Online Course: As an adjunct to the book series, we will be offering "The Family Stabilization Course," a video-based online course scheduled to launch later this summer, based on the principles found in the book series that are crucial to a successful divorce.
(see divorce.http://www.familystabilizationcourse.com/v2)

You can reach Dr. Banschick on his website at www.TheIntelligentDivorce.com or at drbanschick@gmail.com. He is available for consultation, media appearances and lectures to professionals involved with the children of divorce. His office is in Katonah, New York.

The Intelligent Divorce Project: Just Kids On Divorce- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFE0-LfUKgA

The mission of The Intelligent Divorce is to help divorcing parents avoid the common mistakes that often hurt children during a divorce. The Intelligent Divorce advocates on behalf of kids with books, an online course, seminars and a media campaign.

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Dr. Mark Banschick's 2nd Volume "The Intelligent Divorce: Taking Care of Yourself" is another valuable contribution to the self-help literature on the process of separation and divorce. In this book Dr. Banschick continues to demonstrate his expertise and his commitment to the well-being of children and families. All too often, the emotional regression and stress (including financial stress) that naturally takes place during a divorce results in inattention to family members' emotional needs. Rather then frame the problem in black and white terms, we understand that attending to both the children's AND the parents' needs are critically important to pay attention to in this process. All too often, this equation gets lopsided resulting in misplaced focus and potentially damaging behaviors. Powerful psychological defenses are erected during change and trauma that one needs to be aware of in order to preserve the well-being of all family members involved. The natural process of change and the accompanying mourning process can go awry all too easily. Divorce is one of the most significant life stresses one might encounter. Parents have unique needs during this process and "The Intelligent Divorce: Taking Care of Yourself" is a readable, accessible guide which can be of use for both mothers and fathers. Parents' relationships with children and with each other are vulnerable to deterioration during this process but there is much one can do to avoid that - Dr. Banschick includes useful tools, tables and resources to help one with self-care.
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By Pamela Tinkham on August 30, 2011
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Is there such a thing as an Intelligent Divorce? Absolutely and Mark R. Banschick, MD has written two wonderful books on the Subject. The Intelligent Divorce, Because Your Kids Come First is all about taking care of your children throughout the divorce process. Book Two, which was recently released, is all about taking care of yourself throughout the process. If you do not take care of yourself you cannot help anyone else. Therefore Book Two is important for ANYONE and EVERYONE to read whether you are going through a divorce or not.

Dr. Banschick has a lighthearted way of expressing this crucial subject matter and he delivers it with such ease that the books are quick, fun and easy to read. Mind Body Fitness, LLC gladly contributed to Book two, Chapter 6: Nutrition, Exercise, and Sleep. Dr. Banschick covers well being from many different points of view and Mind Body Fitness LLC's contribution amongst many other contributors proves just how complete a book this really is. Both Books One and Two are a must read if you are going through this traumatic event and more so if you have children involved in the process. I also highly recommend The Intelligent Divorce for practitioners as a resource when dealing with these types of cases.

Pamela Tinkham MSW, LCSW
Owner of Mind Body Fitness, LLC
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This is a must-read for everyone who finds themselves in this terrible situation. It is an easy read, one that goes too quickly. It is a book that you will need to refer back to throughout the process. You will find that some, but not all, of its contents relate to you. However, as things progress in your divorce, re-reading chapters will become necessary. Good-luck.
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This book tells it like it is. The children come first. The divorce is not their fault, so leave them out of it. It is your job to be a good parent, not the kids' job to be a "friend" or "human shield". For those of you contemplating,in the middle of, or out of, divorce, put this book at the top of your reading list.
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By LaRocheNZ on July 2, 2013
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That in the busyness and stress of all the upheaval that is going on, here is a book that relieves you of the guilt you might feel when you take time out for you. If you don't look after yourself well, you won't be looking after anyone else successfully either.
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