Divorce can be so scary and divisive but there is almost always one thing at least that people can agree on from day one of the process. They BOTH love their children and want a process that let's them thrive in the new family paradigm.
The devil is in the details however and many parents find it difficult to nagivate the restructuring of their family without conflict and often, parents' own difficult emotions can cloud the decision making process.
On Divorce & Beyond we have made it a priority to bring support and resources to parents so that they can create a child-centered process and to help them unite behind the common goal of doing what is best for their kids!
Christina McGhee is a speaker and divorce parenting expert who believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families. While splitting up is undeniably hard, with the right kind of information and support, she thinks parents can be children's absolute best resource as life changes.
As a coach with 20+ years of experience, Christina is dedicated to providing parents with the tools and practical support they need to get it right for their kids. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids.
As a child of divorce and as a bonus mom (aka step-mom), Christina gets plenty of opportunities to practice what she preaches. Together she and her husband have four “adultish” children (2 bonus, 2 bio), an ever-growing community of rescue dogs/cats, and an obscene number of chickens.
You can find out more about her at divorceandchildren.com
*** Christina's Special Gift for Listeners: Talking to Kids About Divorce: How to Handle Hard Conversations can be accessed here: https://divorceandchildren.com/just-for-you***
Christina gives real, concrete tips for making the first talk with your kids, and all the subsequent ones (because there will be more) the best that they can be to help your kids to process and manage the stress and change brought on by divorce.
Christina shares what the most important considerations actually are for parents who are setting up a time-sharing plan with their children and what will make it successful for the kids.
So often the "happiest time of year" can actually be one of the most stressful and scary. Thankfully, Christina is here to give some practical and actionable advice and tips for managing the holidays in two households!
Divorce is stressful for every member of the family and when financial or personal factors result in the family continuing to reside in one home together while the process plays out, the transition to separate parenting can be especially difficult for both the parents, as well as their children. Christina shares 6 essential tips for parents to consider and implement in order to make the co-parenting work, even when it's hard when together in the same space. In addition, Christina shares the two major upsides for your family that can come from this experience!
In Part Two, Christina continues with her final tips and advice for making the transition from parenting to co-parenting while still under one roof in a healthy and thoughtful fashion for your family
Tackling the Top 5 Financial Roadblocks of Divorce (Part One & Part Two)
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