ABOUT THE HANDOVER BOOK
The Handover Book is a continuously updated co-parenting plan. It’s designed specifically to encourage communication solely based on information about the child’s needs, routines and welfare.
The predictability of a positive transition for children will help them feel less confused about what’s happening: stability and consistency is key.
Below are some examples of pages within the book.
A Brief Video Explaining the Handover Book
This can be a difficult time, the children are tired and suddenly decide that they want the other parent, The Handover Book can help with this. One parent can give the other parent some suggestions of what has worked for them: music or favourite books that are calming in their familiarity. If children are old enough to see that there are agreed bedtime routines written in the book, it’ll stop arguments in their tracks.
When parents are in conflict children can find it difficult to talk about their experience in either home, they can develop a sense of divided loyalty and feel ‘stuck in the middle’. To encourage a child’s involvement we’ve provided a range of tools that each parent can use with their child. There are a few to choose from and parents may find that one works better than another. Whichever one or more it is, their child can learn to explore, expand and express their feelings. We have also included a ten-page section that invites children to share their experiences when they’re with each parent. Knowing that both parents are encouraging this will send a clear message to the child that their parents are working together and that their wellbeing and happiness is paramount.