The Roadmap to the Parenting Plan Worksheet

The Roadmap to the Parenting Plan Worksheet


Benjamin D. Garber, PhD

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The Roadmap to the Parenting Plan Worksheet:
Putting Parenting Priorities in the Context of Research, Theory and Case Law

For Parents and Professionals

By Benjamin D. Garber, PhD

The Parenting Plan Worksheet is the conscientious caregiver’s only developmentally-informed means of creating a child-centered parenting plan. Sixteen discrete but interlocking modules allow parents singly or together to better understand the intricate decisions that will guide the future allocation of their parenting rights and responsibilities.

This book, The Roadmap to The Parenting Plan Worksheet, is the professional’s guide to using the Parenting Plan Worksheet. The Roadmap dissects the sixteen component modules of the Worksheet, presenting case law, theory and empirical discussion. Mediators, parenting coordinators, lawyers and courts use the roadmap to guide parents through the rocky terrain that can lead to the creation of a child-centered, developmentally-informed parenting plan.

About the Author

Benjamin D. Garber, PhD

Dr. Benjamin D. Garber is a developmental, clinical and forensic psychologist practicing in New Hampshire. His presentations in all areas of family law are in demand throughout the English-speaking world. His popular press and professional publications are at the cutting edge of how we understand child and family development. The Roadmap to the Parenting Plan Worksheet integrates Dr. Garber’s expertise as a child and family therapist, as a developmentalist and as an expert in divorce-related litigation into this single, practical, unique and invaluable volume. His website is:


Dr. Garber is the author of numerous other books including:

Book/CD Details

Binding: spiral
Pages: 187
ISBN: 978-1-936268-34-4
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I highly recommend this practical and insightful guide to crafting parenting plans written with sensitivity and compassion by one of the field’s seasoned experts.”

Robert E. Emery, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

For parents undergoing separation or divorce, the complex and often overwhelming task of developing a developmentally-sensitive parenting plan for your children just got easier with the publication of Dr. Benjamin Garber’s excellent Roadmap for the Parenting Plan Worksheet. This highly practical volume will not only assist parents to craft child-centered parenting plans grounded in the latest research, theory, and case law in the family law arena, but will also serve as a foundational curriculum and structure for family law attorneys, child custody mediators, and parenting coordinators in their efforts to assist families undergoing the transition to separation or divorce.

This book presents highly structured and flexible options for deciding upon such issues as parenting time and the division of decision-making authority, holidays and travel considerations with children, safety precautions, and issues for special needs children. This in-depth, highly readable, pragmatic, and evidenced-based guide, along with the Parenting Plan Worksheet, is a most welcome and invaluable resource for parents and family law professionals.”

Daniel Pickar, PhD, ABPP, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Child Psychologist in Private Practice and former Chief of Child and Family Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Rosa, California