Being a great divorced father Real-life advice from a dad who's been there

Paul Mandelstein

Book - 2010

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Published
Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo c2010.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Item Description
Earlier ed. published under the title: Always dad.
Physical Description
252 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781413312645
1413312640
Main Author
Paul Mandelstein (-)
  • Your divorced dad's companion: lemons into lemonade
  • Making the decision to divorce
  • Setting up housekeeping
  • Two parents, two homes: how to make shared custody work
  • A day in the life
  • Settling up: legal and custody issues
  • Being the parent you want to be
  • Keeping the peace and keeping yourself together
  • Friends and lovers
  • A second chance: remarriage and blending families.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Helps dads navigate the challenges of divorce and their changing family structure through practical how to advice on maintaining a great relationship with their kids during the process, plus strategies for building a new life after divorce, in which the kids are front and center"--Provided by publisher.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In a guide that aims to help divorced fathers maintain a special bond with their children, the author explains how to create a new home and make room for the kids; manage babysitters and after-school care; and create and enforce house rules governing homework, TV, computer, and game use.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In a guide that aims to help divorced fathers maintain a special bond with their children, the author explains how to create a new home and make room for the kids; manage babysitters and after-school care; create and enforce house rules governing homework, TV, computer and game use and recreation; communicate positively with one's ex; date again; and more. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Maintain a great relationship with your kids during and after divorce. More than half of all marriages end in divorce, many with kids caught in the middle. If you're a father going through divorce and you want to keep a close relationship with your children, you need practical guidance and advice on building a new life, keeping your kids' needs front and center.Being a Great Divorced Father gives you the strategies and building blocks for maintaining a relationship with your children and shows you how to prioritize their needs as your life changes. Learn how to: - create a new home and make room for your kids in it - manage babysitters, after-school care and other details of daily life - create and enforce house rules governing homework, TV, game use, and recreation - communicate effectively with your ex: being nice, sparing the kids, establishing boundaries, and finding ways to agree - settle legal and custody issues - handle dating and remarriageBeing a Great Divorced Father helps you create an extended family by cooperating and collaborating with your former spouse, and prioritizing your children's needs, all written by a dad who's been there. Plus, read insightful examples of families who have met the challenges of divorce transition with success.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Parent successfully after divorce and maintain a close relationship with your kids using this practical adviceWhen you divorce, your kids take top priority. But what does it take to be a great dad after your marital status changes? Being a Great Divorced Father offers the real-world advice you need to maintain a great relationship with your children, even as your relationship with your spouse comes to an end. This book's unique observations and strategies will help you build a new life after your divorce, in which the kids are front and center. It addresses: creating a new home and making room for the kidsmanaging babysitters, after-school care, and other details of daily lifecreating and enforcing house rules governing homework, TV, computer and game use, and recreationcommunicating with your ex - being nice, sparing the kids, establishing boundaries, and finding ways to agreesettling legal and custody battlesdating and remarriageBeing a Great Divorced Dad focuses on helping you be the best dad you can be. You'll be able to maintain an extended family through collaboration and cooperation with your former spouse, keeping the focus on your children. Plus, read insights from families who have gone through the challenges of transitioning through a divorce and achieved success. Build a close relationship with your children through the trials of divorce with this book.