How to Be a Good Divorced Dad : Being the Best Parent You Can Be Before, During, and after the Break-Up

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-24
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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The country's leading authority on father's rights, Jeffrey M. Leving, presents a definitive how-two resource for divorced dads of any age, background, and marriage history. Leving offers targeted guidance and suggests techniques for staying connected with children and dealing with ex-wives--and in some cases a new girlfriend or the wife's new boyfriend-- during the divorce and afterwards. This upbeat book offers good news for divorced dads and counters many of the myths that paint divorcing fathers as alienated, irresponsible, or absent. Includes advice for overcoming limited access to children with cooperative responses and legal remedies if necessary Reveals how to avoid depression and feelings of guilt that can cause a divorced dad to give up and lose connection with his kids Offers ideas for responding to an ex-wife's remarriage, moving, unfounded accusations, and other common issues Contains guidance for engaging in new relationships and possibly remarriage How to Be a Good Divorced Dad is practical and down-to-earth and offers dozens of real life examples of dads who have discovered the importance of staying involved in their children's lives .

Author Biography

Jeffery M. Leving is the country's leading authority on fathers' rights and president emeritus of the Fatherhood Educational Institute. He has a weekly radio show in Chicago, a divorce magazine, and a website: He speaks frequently at lectures, trainings, and workshops for divorced dads around the country.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Obstacles: Identify the Factors That Can Drive a Wedge Between You and Your Childrenp. 7
The Difference Between Good Dads and Struggling Fathersp. 25
The Impact of Divorce on Children: The Knowledge You Need, the Actions You Should Takep. 45
Romance: Use Your Head When It Comes to Your Heartp. 63
Money Issues: How to Manage Changing and Challenging Financial Situationsp. 79
When There's a New Man in Your Children's Life: How to Avoid Being Replacedp. 97
Therapy Isn't for Women Only: Dealing with Your Issues So You Can Have a Better Relationship with Your Kidsp. 117
Legal Remedies: How the Courts Can Help You and Your Kidsp. 133
Going Forward: How to Maintain and Strengthen Connections with Your Kidsp. 149
Developing Trends and Changes That Still Need to Be Madep. 155
Resourcesp. 165
Notesp. 169
Indexp. 171
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