Even in the best of circumstances, divorce is painful. Being a good parent during this process can be difficult. I’ve seen even the best parents struggle to provide the support their child needed during this time and have seen too many children scarred by their parents’ divorce.
The good news is that divorce does not have to devastate your child’s life. You can make decisions to help your child survive and thrive after divorce.
If you are willing to put in the work to understand your child’s experience, to learn what you can do to help them through divorce, and put those lessons into action, you can help your child during this difficult time.
You have a choice to make. You can surrender to your own pain and make decisions that could scar your child or you can rise above the pain and make the conscious decision to help them through this process.
The choice is yours.
- Why This Course?
My goal is to help you make decisions about your divorce and co-parenting relationship that will move your life forward in a positive way and avoid making decisions from a place of fear and anger.
- Risk Issues
Domestic Violence and Issues of Abuse My priority for families is their immediate safety, so I provide resources for families dealing with issues of violence and abuse.
Divorce Processes & Reasons for Divorce
- Divorce Processes
In this module, you will understand how the process you choose for divorce (litigation, mediation or Collaborative Divorce) will impact how you and your family experience divorce – both now and in the future.
- Too Much Fighting
In this module, you’ll discover how to disengage from the destructive fighting you have been experiencing and shift your co-parenting relationship to constructive communication.
How to Wisely Tell Your Child about the Divorce
- Children Ages 18 Months to 5 Years Old
The myth that young children are too little to understand the changes in their family during divorce is not true. Here I will provide you with the tools to address their concerns in an age appropriate way.
- Children Ages 6 to 10
This is an age when children are increasingly able to understand how divorce will affect them, but require very concrete, age-appropriate information and this module will teach you how to provide that information.
- Children Ages Preteen to Teen
In addition to helping your child understand the upcoming changes to his or her life, this module will help you understand the peer dynamics involved in your child’s reaction to the divorce.
- Considerations for Children with Special Needs
This module will provide you with the tools to assess the areas that might require modification in parenting plans to accommodate the current and future needs of your special needs child.
The Two Models of Co-Parenting
- Parallel Co-Parenting
In this module, you will learn a model to help highly conflictual parents minimize their interactions while allowing each one to stay involved with the kids.
- Cooperative Co-Parenting
This module will teach you the skills to communicate regularly and make decisions together in a child-focused manner.
Co-Parenting When a Parent Is Dealing with Substance Abuse and/or Mental Illness
- Substance Abuse & Co-Parenting
I want you to understand the stages of change with addiction and how to incorporate safety clauses into your parenting plan if either or both parents abuse substances.
- Mental Illness
In this module, you will learn how to talk with your child about mental illness and how to develop a safety clause within your parenting plan to address potential crises.
Navigating the Divorce Per Age Range
By understanding infant development and attachment, you and your co-parent will be able to develop a plan that provides the foundation for your child’s sense of security and trust.
- 18 Months to 3 Years Old
This module will provide you with an understanding of toddler development so that you can address the behaviors that often emerge during divorce.
I want you to understand how preschoolers view the world so you can help them understand that the divorce is not their fault.
- 6-8 Years Old
This module will teach you how to help your kids feel less “out of control” with all the changes they are experiencing so they can stay on track emotionally, socially and academically.
Preteens are “in-between” being a child adolescent, so this module will teach you how to maintain the limits and consistency needed to keep them safe from risky behavior.
This module will cover balancing teenage social needs with family changes and provide tips to prevent mature teens from being put prematurely into an adult role during the divorce.
Emerging adults are transitioning into their own lives and I want you to understand how to support that process as you address their unique concerns and feelings.
Healing from Divorce
- Getting Support for You and/or Your Kids
Many people choose to access professional help during divorce and I want to help you find the right professional help for your family before problems become too serious or entrenched.
- Life after divorce
My ultimate goal for you is that you have the life post-divorce that you want for yourself and your kids. This module uses a series of journaling exercises to explore moving past the divorce and building the future you want.
How Does it Work?
With one click you’ll receive instant access to the entire course materials to immediately begin your journey of healing and discovery. This includes downloadable:
- eWorkbook of Parenting Wisely During Divorce
- Parenting Wisely Prompts at the end of each module
- Parenting Wisely During Divorce Audio MP3s
Remember, You’re Not Alone!
Divorce is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be destructive. With the sensitive and caring guidance offered by Dr. Deanna Conklin-Danao you won’t feel alone. You’ll have the support you need to get through it with grace, knowing you did the right thing for your kids.
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This entire healing course – for the average price as a one visit with a therapist - is really an investment in peace of mind in years to come knowing you that you are choosing to create a lasting foundation of emotional health for everyone involved, especially you and your children.