Isolina Ricci, Ph.D., is the author of the enduring classic for parentsMom's House, Dad's House, the book for kids and parents, Mom's House, Dad's House for KIDS, and The CoParenting Toolkit, the award winning finalist in both the USA Best Book Awards and now the International Book Awards. Her work has inspired and supported two generations of parents. Many of her pioneering concepts such as "Parenting Plans," the "business-like" approach for managing conflict and communications, better words to replace legal terms like "custody" and "visitation," have all become accepted standards. Her work has been cited in courtrooms, classrooms, and legal publications. In addition to her work with families, she headed the Statewide Office of Family Court Services for the California courts for 15 years and conducted research on divorce and child adjustment at Stanford University where she also received her doctorate. She has been a Rockefeller Bellagio Scholar, the recipient of the Distinguished Mediator Award from the Academy of Family Mediators and Distinguished Service Awards for her outstanding contributions and achievements from both the International and California Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Along with her work with parents and families, Dr. Ricci has been a consultant to family courts, a keynote speaker, and workshop leader at numerous professional conferences both at the international and state level. She is the founder and director of Custody & CoParenting Solutions and (formerly known as The New Family Center) and CoParentingToday.com, the online presence for CCPS.
The CoParenting Toolkit
The CoParenting Toolkit, the essential supplement for the Mom's House, Dad's House books, is an award winning resource with a fresh, practical perspective for healthy shared parenting. Noted as having more useful and practical information in fewer pages than any other author on this topic, it makes a wide range of options accessible and easily implemented. Used not only by parents but by educators, attorneys, and counselors, it's packed with effective and easy to use solutions including ways for solving problems, managing conflict and hard feelings, using one's strengths, helping children adjust and thrive, wise schedules, and parenting styles. The many Quizzes, Guides, realistic examples, tips, sayings, and Q&A help parents and family members focus on what's healthy for them as well as for the children.
Mom's House, Dad's House for KIDS2006
Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child1980, 1997
Awards and Recognition
- Award winning Finalist-USA Best Books Awards, International Book Awards; Rockefeller Bellagio Scholar; Distinguished Mediator Award from the Academy of Family Mediators and Distinguished Service Awards for her outstanding contributions and achievements for children and families from both the International and California Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.