Common sense divorce help for parents that GUARANTEES your children will be OK
Hello Divorced Parent,
Are you ready for some divorce help? If you are anything like the divorced moms and dads I know (over 13,000 parents have attended the Divorce Transitions classes that I teach in Colorado), your number one priority is your children. You want to make sure that your separation and divorce aren't going to permanently mess up their lives. Right?
You've heard the horror stories and don't want your child to have even one negative effect from your divorce. And yet, the reality is that when parents divorce, children are affected. They must live with your choices.
Now before you get too discouraged, take heart. Divorce help is on the way.
There are things that you can do each and every day to absolutely guarantee that your children will be OK. And I'm here to help you know exactly what they are. For example, you may want divorce help with co-parenting or how to talk with your children about your divorce. You'll find that help right here.
In fact, if you are looking for divorce help related to successfully parenting after divorce, you will find that the information and resources on this site are just what you are looking for. I will walk you through every step.
Please sign up for our monthly newsletter, The Changing Family Times. It's loaded with divorce help in the way of great information, ideas and support for changing families - things you can do day in and day out to make sure that you and your family are going to weather the storm of divorce in the best and healthiest ways possible.
You'll find tips to make moving between homes livable for you and your children. You'll learn how to become a 24/7 co-parent. You'll learn how to talk to your child about your divorce. And so much more. You'll need to sign up to find out just what a good resource this newsletter is.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
I don't know you yet, (though I hope to change that soon!) but I think I can safely make a few statements that will ring true for you. I'm betting that this process of getting a divorce is physically and emotionally exhausting. Right now all of your reserves are low - emotional, financial, physical and spiritual. You probably feel run through the wringer, tapped out, depressed, worn out, discouraged and alone.
Even though you may feel like the only one going through this, you aren't alone.
This is how most people feel when they are getting divorced. Why? Because getting divorced is hard - really hard. Going through all of the steps required to become legally divorced is kind of like forcing yourself through an emotional meat grinder. You come out feeling like sausage.
Divorce is a Legal Remedy for an Emotional Experience
The divorce process is a machine that moves people along an imaginary conveyor belt and ultimately spits them out, divorce decrees in hand. Nowhere along that conveyor belt is there divorce help - a place where you can stop, slow things down and take time to deal with how you are feeling, or for that matter, how your children are feeling.
And here's the clincher: society expects you to walk out the courthouse door newly divorced and automatically know how to be a good divorced parent. You are expected to help your children move between homes, master the art of co-parenting, shield your children from all of the animosity you may be feeling, and communicate with the other parent better than when you were married. Frankly most divorced parents are too worn out from getting divorced to summon even a little energy to figure out the parenting part.
That's where I come in. I'm here to offer help, information, support and sometimes maybe even a gentle nudge to help you become the parent your children need you to be. Please come back often. Sign up for the newsletter and take advantage of all of the wonderful resources contained here. Together we'll get you where you want to be.
Wishing you great success,
- Changing Family Times Newsletter
- Changing Family Times is a monthly newsletter for divorced parents.
- Children and the effects of divorce
- The effects of divorce on children is a hot topic these days - one about which everyone seems to have an opinion.
- Becoming a successful co-parent
- The term co-parent is actually a shortened version of cooperative parent. Cooperation is what co-parenting is all about.
- A Parenting Plan that Works
- A good, solid, workable parenting plan is worth it's weight in gold.
- Handling Holidays as a Divorced Parent
- Handling holidays now that you are restructuring your family identity may require you to re-think some of your plans and expectations.
- Healthy divorce
- The notion of having a healthy divorce can surprise some people and upset others. Unfortunately we are much more familiar with unhealthy divorced families in our society.
- High conflict
- High conflict divorce is a term that is typically applied to any of the following divorce situations:
- Fair Fighting Rules
- At best, having fair fighting rules may seem like a contradiction in terms. At worst, it may seem utterly impossible.
- Dating after Divorce
- Dating after divorce - even the words fill some divorced parents with dread.
- Long Distance Parenting after Divorce
- Long distance parenting is one of the most difficult challenges facing divorced parents and their children. And yet, it is a very real experience for countless numbers of divorced families.
- Divorce Counseling
- Knowing when or if you should seek divorce counseling for yourself or your children is often a confusing proposition.
- About Jean McBride
- Hi! I'm Jean McBride. If you've arrived at this page it's probably because you're wondering who I am and how I'm qualified to be dishing out information about parenting after divorce
- Contact Jean
- Contact me with your questions and comments. I would really like to know what you think of the site.
- Divorce Advice
- Sensible divorce advice that helps you sort through the maze of information out there.
- Supervised Visitation
- Tips for making supervised visitation a successful experience for everyone.
- Smooth Transitions
- Tips for smooth transitions.
- Online Classes for Divorcing Parents
- Online classes for separated and divorced parents from a company with a fifteen year track record of excellence.