Hello everyone, it’s Pam and Shelley here, again. Week One on the Divorced Parent Telesummit was filled with beneficial financial advice, helpful, easy to implement parenting solutions, thought provoking tips and ideas for how to handle dating with kids, and what you can expect when blending families. If you attended all three sessions, you know there was an abundance of content provided each evening.
Week number two promises to be equally packed full of information you can begin using immediately. Same time 9 pm ET/6pm PT. Here is what you can look forward to in week two of the Divorced Parent Telesummit.
Monday, March 19th we start the week off with Ronae Jull- “The Secret to Parenting Teens after Divorce.” Ronae says that she is “ridiculously optimistic about teenagers.” Ronae knows that parenting teenagers is tough! She tackles challenging parenting issues head on, from a been-there done-that perspective. Having raised four children to adulthood, there are a few things she’s learned – both from doing things right and from doing them wrong. She is known as the Hope Coach.
Pam and I know how devastating it is to go through divorce. We also know how unpredictable and stressful it can be parenting teenagers. We felt this was an area where single parents could really benefit from extra parenting tips, tools and guidance. Ronae is so passionate and knowledgeable about teenagers we knew she would bring great wisdom and value to our audience. Her website is ronaejull.com.
Hello everyone, it’s Pam and Shelley here. We are thrilled to be kicking off the next Divorced Parent Telesummit on Monday, March 12th 9pm ET/6pm PT. We wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about the wonderful experts we have lined up for you and what you can look forward to learning during the first week.
Monday, March 12th we have Susan Epstein, Parenting Coach and certified Brief Strategic Family Therapist. Susan has extensive knowledge and expertise to empower parents. One of the reasons we asked Susan to be a speaker was her abundance of resources and whole host of practical, easy-to-follow strategies that you can immediately put into action. We know divorced parents especially can appreciate simple, practical solutions. Her website is www.parentingpowers.com
Tuesday, March 13th we have Lisa Decker, Miss Money Matters® – who is the founder of Divorce Money Matters® www.DivorceMoneyMatters.com, a CDFA™ and a “Strategic Divorce Advisor™. We know that finances can be a huge source of stress for many divorced parents. Often time’s one spouse may handle the finances for the family which means the other spouse now has to assume the responsibility and may need help. Some people may not realize the advantages of working with a Financial Advisor before, during and/or after their divorce. Lisa has some valuable advice and tips for everyone whether you are separated, in the process of divorce or divorced.
Wednesday, March 14th you may remember Deesha Philyaw and Mike Thomas who host the podcast Parenting Matters on Blog Talk Radio. They also established coparenting101.org as a resource for those who find themselves parenting after divorce or separation for whatever reason. Not only do Mike and Deesha have an amazing co-parenting relationship, they have also both remarried. We invited Deesha and Mike back to discuss dating after divorce, how to handle dating with your children, and their advice on the complexity of “blending or merging” families. As I told Deesha and Mike, we could do a whole Telesummit on this topic alone and still have so much more to cover. You don’t want to miss this session, even if you are not ready to start dating, or if you are currently in a relationship. Mike and Deesha have some significant information to help you make good decisions for both you and your children.
Pam and I want to say a special THANK YOU to all of our expert speakers who take time out of their busy, busy, schedules to share their experiences, wisdom, education, and training to provide help for divorced parents. All of our speaker’s lives have been impacted by divorce in one way or another. We so appreciate their hearts and desire to support divorced parents.
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The Holidays are characterized by joy, happiness, singing, parties, eating, gift giving, concerts, plays, Christmas programs, Hanukkah celebrations, charity drives, cookie exchanges, travel and people having fun. At least that is what the media would have you believe. The truth is the Holidays can be a tough time when you are going through or have recently gone through a divorce. The last thing you may feel like doing is pretending to be joyful and cheerful.
More than likely you and your spouse had developed some family traditions over the years. The traditions may have been ones you created, or ones you continued from one or both of your families. Now is a great time to think of your family traditions and ask yourself the following questions;
If there is one sign that your kids are in danger after divorce, it is a high level of continuing conflict after divorce. When parents continue the conflict after the divorce is final, children are likely to be affected…and not in a positive way. From all accounts we have, continuing conflict after divorce is bad for kids. The higher the level of conflict, in fact, the more likely it is that children have increased problems. The question is how to step out of continuing conflict after divorce.
Step Out of Continuing Conflict After Divorce
It’s difficult to stop once couples get into negative communication and conflict patterns. It just takes one parent to Read More Here…
We believe you will really enjoy our next speaker Patrick McMillan. Patrick is the author of, The Science of Happy Kids and Joyful Parenting™. He is a children’s motivational speaker and subject matter expert in childhood emotional development. Patrick is the co-founder of HappierKidsNow. com and the founder of Kids Can Do Anything and An Exercise in Happiness™, an interactive emotional fitness program for children. Patrick is an active member of The International Positive Psychology Association and The National Association for Self Esteem, though his passion stems from being a stay at home dad since 2001.
Patrick says, “A child’s daily quest is to be happy, though for so many kids, this can prove to be an uphill journey. ” Patrick has committed his life to helping kids create for themselves the kind of life they want and deserve, and give parents and teachers the tools to take action in helping their kids in their daily pursuit of happiness.
When you meet Patrick you will quickly realize his passion and enthusiasm for helping kids succeed at finding and living a life of happiness, and empowering them with life long skills. Like you, Patrick has experienced separation and divorce. He knows what it is like as a parent to worry about how divorce would impact his children.
In today’s world of technology there are a number of resources that can benefit separating, divorcing or divorced parents. Pam and I wanted to take one session of the Telesummit to share two technology related resources with you; Our Family Wizard website and Life Journal software.
Our Family Wizard
First, we would like to introduce Jai Kissoon the CEO and one of the original founders of the OurFamilyWizard website. The OurFamilyWizard website was created to help reduce or remove conflict between separated or divorced parents. The website is designed to help empower families to help themselves.
Using Our Family Wizard can reduce divorce conflict and remove the “he said/she said” that keeps families returning to court over joint custody and co-parenting issues. The Our Family Wizard website helps reduce the face-to-face contact between high-conflict parents. In fact, courts across the USA and Canada have ordered usage of the site in contested cases and found it to be a very effective tool and solution for high conflict parents.
Kicking off the second week of the Divorced Parent Telesummit is another incredible expert, Dorcy Russell. Dorcy is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Co-Parenting Institute. She is a reunification Coach and co-parent educator. She has devoted her career to providing strategies and solutions for parenting after divorce – especially in situations of Parental Alienation and high conflict divorce. She has developed a unique co-parenting course that can be used by all families. Dorcy encourages all parents to accept responsibility for their actions in high-conflict situations and encourages her clients to apologize when appropriate and have compassion. She has a lot to tell us about Parental Alienation and other high-conflict families and how to break the bad communication patterns with your difficult ex.
Dorcy’s goal is to help establish custody plans and co-parenting roles that encourage positive relationships between Read More Here…
It is an absolute pleasure to introduce, Christina McGhee, our next featured speaker on the Divorced Parent Telesummit. Dubbed the “divorce coach,” Christina McGhee, is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author and parent educator who believes knowing what to expect and having access to support are often the defining difference between children surviving or thriving when parents split up. Her new book, Parenting Apart, How Separated And Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids aims to meet that need by providing practical guidance and immediate solutions to the most critical problems of parenting after divorce.
Christina’s strategies have taken thousands of parents from feeling overwhelmed and hopeless to Read More Here…
We couldn’t be more excited to introduce Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, Founder and President of SingleDad.com, as our next speaker. RJ as he likes to be called is a single dad of 3 children, located in San Diego, CA.
Twelve years ago when RJ became a single parent, he realized how few resources were available to help him succeed as a single parent. Support groups, organizations, web sites and play groups were everywhere for single moms and nowhere for single dads. He also became acutely aware of the social stigma often associated with single dads: viewed largely as “weekend dads” or as uncaring and absent from their children’s lives. RJ encountered single dads everywhere who were dedicated to raising their children but were in desperate need of assistance.
RJ first began sharing his “on-the-job training experiences and tips” with other single dads through email and phone calls. Word spread and the calls and emails increased. With such an obvious need and his personal desire to help other single dads, RJ developed Read More Here…
Today we would like to introduce you to Rosalind (Roz) Sedacca, CCT. Much like you, Rosalind is a parent who experienced divorce and all the insecurities, confusion, fears and anxieties that go with it. Her primary concern was minimizing any negative effects on her child not only in the months ahead, but also in the decades that would follow.
On Roz’s journey of co-parenting, she learned a lot about mistakes to avoid, smart steps to take and skills to learn — to help parents create an effective co-parenting relationship. She became passionate about raising the awareness of parents, educators and society as a whole about the emotional and psychological effects of divorce on children. This led Roz to create the Child-Centered Divorce Network.
Rosalind personally initiated National Child-Centered Divorce Month which is commemorated throughout North America every July to remind parents, educators, divorce professionals and the media about the challenges faced every day by children of divorce.
Her goal is to spread the word that when parents divorce, their children need them more than ever. She wants to help you avoid the mistakes that create emotional pain for your children. Roz is Read More Here…